Subject: Re: teach wtf(6) about pkgsrc's help facility
To: Roland Illig <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/31/2007 01:06:28
On Tue, 31 Jul 2007, Roland Illig wrote:
>>> +    # Try querying pkgsrc's help facility next
>>> +    if [ -f ../../mk/ ] ; then
>>> +        ans=`make help topic="$1"`
>> Please "cd ../.." before running "make help". It will be much faster. It 
>> also doesn't execute some arbitrary commands based which package you are 
>> in.
> Oops, I forgot that this only works in my local tree, and I didn't commit it 
> yet. ;)

Indeed... I had a check to see if "./mk/" exists and then run 
the command, but that didn't work. ;-)

I'll leave this to you when you've committed your changes (after I've 
added this... busy busy here)

  - Hubert