Subject: Re: Possible speed improvement to mk/bulk/tflat
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/11/2005 00:31:41
On Mon, 10 Oct 2005, Todd Vierling wrote:
> One note is that this script does not print out no-dependency packages at
> all.  I don't think the bulk build system cares if the line is omitted
> entirely, but I don't yet know if that is true, as this hasn't been tried in
> a bulk build yet.

Please do - I'd hate to not see those "no-dependency packages" not being 
built at all. :)

> I'd like comments on whether this approach would be acceptable once this is
> tested to be working in a bulk build.  I know other perl code is in the bulk
> build scheme, but I don't want to tread in "the wrong place" with yet
> another perl script.

At least pkglint needs perl, and that's ran before the actual build, so 
using perl for sorting out the order in which pkgs are built sounds ok to 

Please make sure the right things are really built - your note of not 
printing pkgs without dependencies looks wrong. But I'm not familiar with 
that code, I think Dan McMahill did it.

  - Hubert