Subject: Re: building different package names from PKG_OPTIONS
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/17/2005 07:14:04
On Fri, 16 Dec 2005, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
>> How do you intend to specify "depend on apache WITH/WITHOUT su-exec" (or 
>> whatever)?
> Maybe admins could keep some packages.conf that defines the options they 
> need. Then a smart pkg_add can look there when making choices for 
> dependencies before downloading and installing.
> I see a few different people are working on package administration 
> interfaces. I need to start playing with some of them.

Ah, this is where the magic dust comes into play?
Seriously, I recommend understanding how the dependency system works
first, before suggesting extensions to it.

Recommended reading: src/usr.sbin/pkg_install, pkgsrc/mk/* (in that order!)

  - Hubert