Packages and dependencies...

Kris Kennaway kris at
Thu Mar 17 11:17:58 PST 2005

On Thu, Mar 17, 2005 at 02:14:27PM -0500, Forrest Aldrich wrote:
> 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...

They should be created in ${PACKAGES} if it exists.

> 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.

pkg_add has a search path where it looks for packages.

Note: pkg_add -p often won't do what you expect, because many ports
need to hard-code the full path with which they were built.


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