Some questions when building BLFS-dev(svn)

Andrew Benton b3nton at
Wed Feb 10 04:19:43 PST 2010

On 10/02/10 11:18, Dmitry Sokolov wrote:
> Hello
> When i building some package, this package have a Recommended, Optional
> and Required packages.
> (Dependencies).
> Can you answer me Yes or No or When on my questions.
> 1. Required packages needs to installed before current package?: I
> think, YES.
> 2. When Recommended package needs installed before or after cur. pkg.?
> Can i install it later?
> 3. Optional packages are not required now, while installing cur. pkg.?
> Can i install it later?
> May be i skipped some arctitle in the book, about this, give me link to
> this if exists.
> But answers is simple, i think.

No, they need to be installed before the package or it will not be used. 
If a package is needed at run time but not at compile time then a note 
on the page will say so. EG the note about which on the docbook-utils page.


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