Subject: Re: dependencies?
To: Jan Danielsson <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/15/2005 11:16:32
On Thu, 15 Sep 2005, Jan Danielsson wrote:

>   I'm trying to learn pkgsrc by making my first package. I want to add
> a program which requires gnu prolog and tcl/tk to build.
>   How do I make my package "require" these in order to build? Oh, and

Something like:

BUILD_DEPENDS+=	gprolog>1.2.16:../../lang/gprolog

> the program currently just consists of a bunch of source files and a
> Makefile. The developer has written in the program's readme that
> "someone should write a configure script". I have no idea how to use
> autoconf et al -- should I take this opportunity to learn that too?

Not yet.

Consider joining pkgsrc-wip so you can work on your package in CVS and 
other can help.

Good luck and have fun!

  Jeremy C. Reed

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