Paul Schmehl pauls at
Tue Feb 15 16:10:36 PST 2005

I have two questions.  I'm trying to create a new port, and I need to 
indicate a dependency for mysqltcl.  What I've tried fails:


Second question - RUN_DEPENDS+= 
${LOCALBASE}/bin/dtplite:${PORTSDIR}/devel/tcllib worked.

In the interest of teaching a man to fish rather than feeding him, how did 
you figure this out?  How do you figure out what library name or executable 
to use in the first tuple of DEPENDS?  I've been doing it by trial and 
error, and that's obviously time consuming and inefficient.

Is there a db somewhere that you can look this stuff up in?  Is it in the 
docs somewhere?  Tea leaves?

Paul Schmehl (pauls at
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The University of Texas at Dallas
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