Subject: Re: pkg/35433: PKGSRC_COMPILER (1 vs list) and libtool
To: None <gnats-bugs@NetBSD.org>
From: Dan McMahill <dmcmahill@NetBSD.org>
Date: 01/16/2007 21:38:23
Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> The following reply was made to PR pkg/35433; it has been noted by GNATS.
> From: Joerg Sonnenberger <email@example.com>
> To: gnats-bugs@NetBSD.org
> Subject: Re: pkg/35433: PKGSRC_COMPILER (1 vs list) and libtool
> Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2007 00:41:04 +0100
> On Tue, Jan 16, 2007 at 11:35:01PM +0000, Dan McMahill wrote:
> > > To quote the guide:
> > > This is a list of values specifying the chain of compilers to invoke
> > > when building packages.
> > >
> > > I think that is quite clear.
> > ah, I stand corrected. That is quite clear. Unfortunately it doesn't
> > work as stated :) Hence the patches and the pr about libtool...
> Does anything else beside the libtool issue remain? Otherwise I'd ask
> you to close this PR and bring this up on tech-pkg (again). There are a
> number of implications we should sort out and the target audience is
> bigger on the list. Depending on the outcome a new PR is better.
well after some further offline discussion it is clear that I still
misunderstood what the guide was saying. "Chain of compilers" does
not mean a list of available compilers like "sunpro gcc" but rather a
chain of tools that work together like "distcc gcc".
I have added an additional note to the documentation to help clarify
this for users such as myself who are easily confused. I'll close this
PR and bring up the broader question of how to allow a list of available
compilers on tech-pkg@