Subject: pkg/9408: pkg mail/distribute needs perl but does not DEPEND upon it
To: None <>
From: Robert Elz <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 02/13/2000 10:39:42
>Number:         9408
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       the distribute package (mail/distribute) lacks perl DEPEND
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    pkg-manager (NetBSD software packages system bug manager)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Feb 13 10:39:00 2000
>Originator:     Robert Elz
	University of Melbourne
>Release:        NetBSD-current
System: NetBSD 1.4.1 NetBSD 1.4.1 (SPECIAL) #0: Tue Feb 8 16:23:08 PST 2000 i386

	The distribute package (pkgsrc/mail/distribute) needs perl
	to build, but doesn't include perl5 in BUILD_DEPENDS or DEPENDS
	(I have yet to determine whether perl is needed at runtime).
	Remove perl (well...) and attempt to build the distribute package
	workaround: manually install perl before installing distribute
	fix: add the appropriate DEPENDS line to distribute/Makefile