Overly restrictive checks in the make process

Kent Stewart kstewart at owt.com
Sat Jul 21 03:14:45 UTC 2007

On Friday 20 July 2007, Mark Linimon wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 20, 2007 at 04:07:49PM -0400, Bill Moran wrote:
> > Even better would be for make to realize that it's only doing the
> > fetching, and do it anyway.
> That still doesn't help with the problem of a user who starts a 10MB
> download that won't work on his architecture or OS release.  The code
> is all the same.  This is the aggravation we are trying to prevent.

That still doesn't address the concern or improve the system downtime 
that a pkg_delete, make install allows. If you can't run something, you 
don't have any downtime but to have to pkg_delete before you start the 
tarball fetch can be really long on some ports.


Kent Stewart
Richland, WA

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