Compatability with FreeBSD Ports [debian package tools]

Joerg Sonnenberger joerg at
Thu Aug 18 09:36:50 PDT 2005

On Thu, Aug 18, 2005 at 11:32:04AM -0400, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> On 2005-08-17, Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > There are a lot of small things I came to love over the time, e.g.
> > support for shlock, (b)make package also building the packages of its
> > dependencies (that'S IMO the most annoying thing in ports). I think that
> 'make package-recursive' in ports has existed for a couple of years...

It's not the same. Under pkgsrc, bmake package recursive gives you
packages for all newly build software, which is an important difference
if you run a make clean in between. It is also the default behaviour,
but it doesn't hurt as badly as package-recursive and is save to use.
package-recursive traverses the full dependency list, which can be a lot
of stuff e.g. for KDE.


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