Using pkg_add to satisfy port dependencies...
cswiger at mac.com
Sat Jan 7 11:10:53 PST 2006
Luke Bakken wrote:
> Is there a way to tell the ports system to try to fetch port
> dependencies using the 'pkg_add' command rather than try to build the
> dependency first from source?
"pkg_add -r _port_" ought to fetch needed runtime dependencies, too?
Or maybe you are looking for the "portupgrade -P" option:
--use-packages Use packages instead of ports whenever available.
portupgrade searches the local directories listed
in PKG_PATH for each package to install or upgrade
the current installation with, and if none is
found, pkg_fetch(1) is invoked to fetch one from a
remote site. If it doesn't work either, the port
--use-packages-only Never use the port even if a package is not avail-
able either locally or remotely, although you
still have to keep your ports tree up-to-date so
that portupgrade can check out what the latest
version of each port is.
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