Subject: Re: creating a package
To: Adrian Portelli <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/14/2005 09:47:25
In message <>, Adrian Portelli writes:
>Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
>> Meanwhile, I have a new question: with the buildlink3 framework, is 
>> there a way to specify that I need a particular version of a package?
>> 		--Steven M. Bellovin,
>If you mean as a dependency, you can use something like this in the
>Makefile of your package:
>BUILDLINK_DEPENDS.openssl+=     openssl>=0.9.7
>e.g. net/freeradius.

Thanks; that makes sense.  I missed it because in pkgsrc.txt, that 
variable is only spoken of as a component of and
USE_BUILTIN.pkg files.  That would be a useful update to Section 11.1
of that file.

		--Steven M. Bellovin,