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Date:      Wed, 4 Jun 1997 07:55:02 +0000 ()
From:      Tim Pushor <>
To:        "Jordan K. Hubbard" <>
Cc:        ports@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Ahhhh More pkg_add problems 
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On Tue, 3 Jun 1997, Jordan K. Hubbard wrote:

> > When I try to install my package and I don't have the package my package
> > depends on installed, it installs anyway, but gives me an error (kind of)
> > like this:
> > 
> > /var/spool/db/pkg/<name>/+REQUIRED BY not found
> Hmmmm.  That _should_ work - let me look into it.
> > 2) (somewhat unrelated0 is there a way that I can abort the install based
> > on the return value of a shell script? For example, I tried:
> Yes, that's what the "requirements" script is for - take a look
> at the man page for pkg_create.

I think I need to clarify something. I am not using the pkg_create program
to create packages. I have been simply creating the files +CONTENTS, etc
etc in the root directory of my package directory, then tgzipping the
structure up. I don't know if this will make a difference or not..

The dependancy problem is not that big an issue for me as if I can run a
shell script upon installation I can check for the package to be installed
and abort if it is not...

Thanks for your help,
Tim Pushor                         Orion Technologies Inc.
Technical Director                 Phone: (403) 284-0042         

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