Subject: Re: pkg/30234: IRIX: PKGSRC_COMPILER=gcc uses mk/wrapper/,
To: Georg Schwarz <>
From: Jared D. McNeill <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 05/15/2005 15:09:42
Georg Schwarz wrote:

> > >  could you use the new tools framework to create a symlink cc pointing to your
> > >  gcc?
> >
> > I guess I don't quite follow you.
> >
> > Btw, setting _USE_NEW_TOOLS=no has no effect either.
> yes. The problem is that many packages expect the CC compiler to be
> called as cc. So it is not a bug of pkgsrc but rather a feature that has
> not yet been addressed. :-)

When the package calls 'cc', our wrapper gets called. Shouldn't our wrapper be smart
enough to look at PKGSRC_COMPILER, and realize that when 'cc -version' is called that
it outputs 'MIPSpro Compilers: Version 7.30', then start searching other names (gcc
seems like it would be an obvious one to check if PKGSRC_COMPILER=gcc). Surely that's
not a package bug, but a wrapper bug.

> Now what you could do is trying to make use of the new tools framework by
> having it create a symlink called cc in the .tools/bin directory pointing
> to your gcc compiler. This should take priority over your system cc.
> I am not sure however whether the later wrapper stage will already recognize
> this when it searches for a usable cc. As a workaround you could also
> manually create a respective symlink in your ${LOCALBASE}/bin directory
> (which, unfortunately I should say for other reasons, the cc wrapper
> does detect and prefer).

That's the plan for now. Thanks.

[grr, all of this just because IRIX's Motif-2.1 has a bug that Eclipse triggers --
there must be an easier way]