Getting a list of existing packages
philip.reynolds at rfc-networks.ie
Thu Sep 25 09:37:50 PDT 2003
Dan Langille <dan at langille.org> 20 lines of wisdom included:
> Please cc me on any replies.
> I'm trying to find a way of determining whether or not a given port
> should have a package. I would prefer to obtain this information via
> make. e.g. make -V PACKAGEEXISTS
I don't think this is possible, since package builds are done
regularly. The fact that a package existed when someone updated the
port last, does not mean that a package still exists. I think the
main reason a package would not exist would be because of a build
failure (distfile not existing, compilation error etc.)
I think the only way to check if a relevant port has a package would
be to check on bento.
I'm completely open to correction here..
I'm also wondering what exactly you mean by "should have a package"?
Perhaps I missed the point completely.
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