jhablfs Makefile dependencies

Chris Staub chris at beaker67.com
Wed Feb 1 07:59:40 PST 2006

Ivor Hewitt wrote:
> Hi,
> Just started playing with jhablfs (done two successful jhalfs builds so 
> far... magic! Many thanks)
> and I was curious, at the moment the generated makefile doesn't seem 
> able to cope with 'alternative' dependencies (apart from a few other 
> niggles I'll submit patches for later).
> For example:
>     imagemagick:    xfree86  xorg
> Isn't an ideal situation. Are alternative package choices defined in the 
> source xml or do these need hand defining somewhere?
> Would the ideal solution be that automatic dependencies don't get 
> fulfilled where there exist alternatives (perhaps a hyrbrid target 
> "xfree86-xorg" that produces an error when invoked) but building either 
> of the xorg or xfree86 targets would then satisfy this dependency and 
> create a hybrid xfree86-xorg file.
> Are there any other 'alternative' dependencies in the blfs book other 
> than the obvious xorg/xfree?
> Regards,

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