Subject: Re: Inconsistent dependency handling
To: None <>
From: Chapman Flack <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/24/2006 22:22:55 wrote:
> I was reasonable sure that this does *not* happen. And a quick scan of
> mk/ doesn't show anything to support this thesis. E.g. dewey and
> wildcard patterns are *not* passed down. I think the only things that
> ...
> bin-install is an exact match for dependencies, since PKGNAME_REQD or
> PKGNAME are simple patterns and therefore exact matches.

I think we will be on the same page once you have taken a closer look
at lines 3051 and 3085 in, and also at 2938 and 2939 where
the values are used. (r1.1826 on cvsweb). You may want to watch the
output from a simple test case.