I have finally read the to do list

Chris Snyder csnyder at mvpsoft.com
Tue Jan 16 13:35:45 PST 2001

Would it be possible to write something that would parse the makefile 
and look for all commands that are needed?  Maybe you could even figure 
out what is being installed (for uninstallation) on the fly using a 
script at install-time.

Gerard Beekmans wrote:

>> Can you tell me exactly what kind of dependency list do you want. I
> OK example (what follows is made up, that's just what I want figured out some 
> day):
> to install fileutils you need: cmp diff sdiff sed 
> to install perl you need: cp cmp diff sed awk ls mv rmdir rm
> and so forth:
> this above normally would be shorted to:
> to install fileutils you need: diffutils, sed
> to install perl you need: fileutils, diffutils, sed, mawk
> I'd like to have the first form of dependencies (from that the latter can be 
> concluded easily).
> A list of what is installed by which package I already have. To get this kind 
> of dependency list you basically do something like this:
> enter chroot and install a package when nothing else (other than the chroot 
> and bash binaries) is available. Then start by running 'configure'. it will 
> need all kinds of things like sh, sed, cp, rm, gcc etc. Satisfy dependencies 
> for that package by installing those files, and then move on to the next 
> packge, remove all packages just installed and start over again (run 
> configure, satisfy dependencies, install, remove, next package, run 
> configure....)
> There are probably better ways of obtaining such a list,I'm ready for 
> suggestions 

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