Configuring 'RUN_DEPENDS'

Wesley Shields wxs at
Tue Mar 3 06:55:29 PST 2009

On Tue, Mar 03, 2009 at 07:29:36AM -0500, Jerry wrote:
> A port I am creating has a RUN_DEPENDS of either 'curl' or 'wget'. I
> have tried several times to write some sort of test in the make file to
> determine if one or the other were installed, and if neither then to
> install 'curl'. I suppose I could create an OPTIONS to install one or
> the other; however, I have not gotten that to work correctly either.
> I looked at Postfix's Makefile, and got a few ideas from it; however,
> not enough to get what I want to work.
> The port will also require Clamav, either the standard port or the
> devel one. Therefore I have two run dependencies to adjust. Use the one
> available or install one if neither is all ready installed.
> I tried Googling and the Porters Handbook, but I cannot find what I am
> looking for. Is it possible? I assume it must be. A regular 'if' or
> 'case' statement I would normally use does not work in a make file.

Can you post your Makefile so we can get a better understanding of what
you're trying to do.

-- WXS

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