akok440 at cse.unsw.EDU.AU
Wed Nov 26 06:48:04 PST 2003
ok then. i'll start reading the porters handbook :) thx a lot for the
On Wed, 26 Nov 2003, Odhiambo Washington wrote:
> * Andri Kok <akok440 at cse.unsw.EDU.AU> [20031126 10:40]: wrote:
> > Hi guys,
> > I know that the ports system that FreeBSD has takes care of dependencies,
> > but I'd like to write my own shell/perl script for finding out which
> > dependencies a package need. So I guess the 1 million dollar question is
> > "How do the ports programmer know what dependencies a package need?" that
> > is all :) thx guys.
> I believe they just get the application and then do the reading. The developer
> of every application will say what other apps it will require to run. If you
> write a perl program, you do say what modules it will require for it to perform
> a certain operation, don't you?
> use strict;
> use Digest::MD5;
> use bla::blah;
> Same thing as what the application developer says.
> So for starters,
> cd /usr/ports/net/gaim
> make all-depends-list
> Try to investigate what the target 'all-depends-list' does.
> For more details, get the Porter's Handbook. Look for it at www.freebsd.org
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> The first Great Steward, Parrafin the Climber, was employed in King
> Chloroplast's kitchen as second scullery boy when the old King met a
> tragic death. He apparently fell backward by accident on a dozen salad
> forks. Simultaneously the true heir, his son Carotene, mysteriously
> fled the city, complaining of some sort of plot and a lot of
> threatening notes left on his breakfast tray. At the time, this looked
> suspicious what with his father's death, and Carotene was suspected of
> foul play. Then the rest of the King's relatives began to drop dead
> one after the other in an odd fashion. Some were found strangled with
> dishrags and some succumbed to food poisoning. A few were found
> drowned in the soup vats, and one was attacked by assailants unknown
> and beaten to death with a pot roast. At least three appear to have
> thrown themselves backward on salad forks, perhaps in a noble gesture
> of grief over the King's untimely end. Finally there was no one left
> in Minas Troney who was either eligible or willing to wear the accursed
> crown, and the rule of Twodor was up for grabs. The scullery slave
> Parrafin bravely accepted the Stewardship of Twodor until that day when
> a lineal descendant of Carotene's returns to reclaim his rightful
> throne, conquer Twodor's enemies, and revamp the postal system.
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