Packages and dependencies...

Forrest Aldrich forrie at
Thu Mar 17 11:14:36 PST 2005

I think I see what's going on here.

The "package-recursive" makes *.tgz packages IN the dependency 
directories.  But then, it seems that you need go back and copy those 
over to <wherever> and ensure that those packages are installed first 
before the primary port...

I was under the impression that "package-recursive" would create a 
larger *.tgz file that included some of the dependencies.

How then does that installation (pkg_add or pkg_add -p /another/path) 
work with this scenario - is there a recommended approach.


Kris Kennaway wrote:

>On Thu, Mar 17, 2005 at 02:03:40PM -0500, Forrest Aldrich wrote:
>>I found that if you go in to the p5-Unix-Syslog and do a make install, 
>>that seems to get rid of the problem.
>>But now, after having done that and re-issued a "make 
>>package-recursive", setting LOCALBASE=/usr/local, I'm still not able to 
>>get this to package up correctly.  Again, bare with me, I'm new to this 
>>and have spent a considerable time reading over the docs first ;-)
>>This is what I ended up with the above process...
>Read the output of the install phase carefully to find out where the
>missing files were installed, or why they weren't.
>You're trying to do something that isn't well-supported by the ports
>collection, so you should expect to find land mines that you'll need
>to be able to deal with yourself.

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