Subject: Re: pkg/29448
To: None <,,>
From: A L Meyers <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 06/13/2005 19:21:02
The following reply was made to PR pkg/29448; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: A L Meyers <>
To: "Johnny C. Lam" <>
Subject: Re: pkg/29448
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2005 21:19:55 +0200

 Johnny C. Lam wrote:
 > On Sun, Jun 12, 2005 at 11:02:22AM +0200, A L Meyers wrote:
 >>Johnny C. Lam wrote:
 >>>  (1) What does "make show-var VARNAME=_USE_TOOLS" return?
 >>>  (2) What does "make show-var VARNAME=IMAKE_MAKE" return?
 >>>  (3) What does "ls -l work/.tools/bin/make" show?
 >>>  (4) If /usr/bin/make exists on your system, is it GNU make?
 >>The pkgsrc server is down now (Saturday nights, Sundays ?) so I 
 >>cannot update this morning but I did so yesterday.  Sorry I do not 
 >>fully understand your questions and instructions, because my 
 >>pkgsrc on Mandranke Linux 10.1 tells me to use bmake instead of 
 >>make.  The original Linux make (usr/bin/make) is GNU make.  Please 
 >>let me know if I should use "bmake" or "make" for 1 to 3 above.
 > It does seem like is currently down, and I've
 > contacted the NetBSD project admins to let them know.
 > Please use "bmake" to answer (1) and (2).  For question (3), there is
 > a symlink located in the work directory under the .tools/bin directory
 > and I would like to know the target of that symlink.
 > 	Thanks!
 > 	-- Johnny Lam <>
 Doing (1) (2) and (3) as above returns:
 [alm@localhost tanked]$ bmake show-var VARNAME=_USE_TOOLS
 [ awk basename cat chgrp chmod chown cmp cp cut date dirname echo 
 egrep env expr false file find gmake grep gzcat head hostname id 
 imake install ln ls mkdir mtree mv patch pax pwd rm rmdir sed sh 
 sort tail tar test touch tr true wc xargs xmkmf
 [alm@localhost tanked]$
 [alm@localhost tanked]$ bmake show-var VARNAME=IMAKE_MAKE
 [alm@localhost tanked]$
 [alm@localhost tanked]$ ls -l work/.tools/bin/make
 lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root 13 Jun 13 21:09 work/.tools/bin/make -> 
 [alm@localhost tanked]$