Subject: Re: bulk build dependancies
To: Malcolm Herbert <>
From: Roland Illig <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/04/2005 18:01:02
Malcolm Herbert wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 04, 2005 at 10:31:14AM +0100, Roland Illig wrote:
> |Malcolm Herbert wrote:
> |>I'm using a chroot environment to build packages which is working well,
> |>however I'd like to see if I can keep some packages around as the build
> |>progresses, namely tcsh and screen so that I can have more than one
> |>session in the chroot area ... 
> |>
> |>what's the best way to specify this?
> |
> |Do you already know BULK_PREREQ? Just add these lines to your mk.conf:
> |
> |    BULK_PREREQ+=  misc/screen
> |    BULK_PREREQ+=  shells/tcsh
> ... I thought of that, but wouldn't this mean that these would be
> recompiled and reinstalled at the start of a bulk build?

Only if they are not available yet in the ${PACKAGES} directory.

> |Alternatively you could install these packages into another LOCALBASE 
> |and adjust your PATH.
> that may be the better bet ... I'll have a look at doing that, thanks

Sounds good.