Question about ports builds

Robert Huff roberthuff at
Thu Jul 6 16:24:10 UTC 2006

Charlie Sorsby writes:

>  When one builds (or attempts to build) a port, does the Makefile
>  know about dependencies and, if necessary, fetch and build any 
>  that are needed but not found?


>  PS It would be really helpful if each port/package at
>  had an indication whether it requires the latest and greatest
>  version of freeBSD.  Put another way, it would be nice to know
>  the oldest version of freeBSD it will work with.  Perhaps that
>  could be included in the "Requires" list on the page for the
>  port/package.

	Scan the Makefile for OSVERSION.

				Robert Huff

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