Some questions when building BLFS-dev(svn)

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at
Wed Feb 10 07:56:36 PST 2010

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?

Generally no.  The package will be listed as a runtime only package if 
it can be built later.

> 3. Optional packages are not required now, while installing cur. pkg.? Can i install it later?

If you install later, you need to rebuild the package.

   -- Bruce

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