Subject: Re: retrying a pkg_comp build?
To: Malcolm Herbert <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/07/2006 17:09:59
In message <>, Malcolm Herbert writes:
>I had a similar problem with my bulk build area in that I only wanted
>to compile packages which I explicitly listed, but didn't want to 
>recompile them all if I added to it.  I was told to use
>  DEPENDS_TARGET=bin-install
>which allowed a graceful restart, but has the drawback that if you 
>update your CVS, you may find things not recompiling when they should.
>I intend to remove these two lines when I update my pkgsrc tree.

Thanks; that looks useful.  But USE_BULK_TIMESTAMPS doesn't seem to be 
documented at all; what does it do?  (I hadn't known about the
bin-install target, either; I now see that it's in pkgsrc.txt.)

		--Steven M. Bellovin,