Subject: Re: Why does "pkg_developer" depend on "pkg_chk"?
To: Matthias Scheler <>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/22/2007 14:13:48
On 20/06/2007, at 11:13, Matthias Scheler wrote:

> 	Hello,
> why does the "pkg_developer" meta package depend on the "pkg_chk"  
> package?
> I know what "pkg_chk" does and I have it installed on all of my  
> system.
> But I can't see the relevance for developing packages.

Oops!  As the original committer of that meta package I wanted to  
reply to this, but I forgot, until now...  sorry.

pkg_chk is useful during development because of its -N option:

      -N        For each installed package, look if there is a newer  
                noted in ${PKGSRCDIR}/doc/TODO.  Good for finding  
packages to

Some bored developers can use it to look for things to do :-)

Kind regards,

Julio M. Merino Vidal <>