Subject: Re: why do packages depend on coreutils?
To: Packages Technical List NetBSD Discussion <>
From: Roland Illig <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/17/2006 08:17:15
Georg Schwarz wrote:
> I realized that since very recently pkgsrc seems to have a general  
> dependency on coreutils. What did introduce that?

It was me, because I prefer printf(1) over echo(1) and have used it in 
some places of the infrastructure. Since it existed even on an old AIX 
installation I have, I thought it would be safe to always require it, 
but I was wrong.

Which platforms don't have a native printf(1)? In most cases we have 
just forgotten to add the definition to mk/tools/tools.${OPSYS}.mk.