[bug-notifications] [pkgutil 0004273]: RFE: Pull in dependencies even when installing a local file

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Tue Feb 16 10:06:14 CET 2010

The following issue has been ASSIGNED. 
Reported By:                skayser
Assigned To:                bonivart
Project:                    pkgutil
Issue ID:                   4273
Category:                   regular use
Reproducibility:            N/A
Severity:                   minor
Priority:                   normal
Status:                     assigned
Date Submitted:             2010-02-14 19:59 CET
Last Modified:              2010-02-16 10:06 CET
Summary:                    RFE: Pull in dependencies even when installing a
local file
I have just used pkgutil 1.9.1 to install my experimental postfix package.
I couldn't use -t as the experimental repository is currently broken, so I
downloaded it manually and invoked pkgutil with -i on the local file. This
only installs the package and doesn't seem to inspect the dependencies
contained in the package.

Could you add dependency handling for local file installs to be more
consistent with the default operation mode of pkgutil (which is to pull in
deps)? If someone doesn't want this to happen they should be able to say -N
to suppress this.

As a workaround I thought about pulling in the dependencies via "pkgutil
-i postfix -x CSWpostfix", which would work in general, but I would only
get the dependencies of the version from current/ (and the dependencies of
the experimental package have changed compared to the ones from current). I
know this wouldn't be required if experimental wasn't broken, but the
dependency handling would still be a helpful addition to pkgutil.

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