Subject: Re: pkg/36863: mk/emulator/ syntax problem on NetBSD 3 ?
To: None <,,>
From: Johnny C. Lam <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 08/30/2007 16:30:03
The following reply was made to PR pkg/36863; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: "Johnny C. Lam" <>
Subject: Re: pkg/36863: mk/emulator/ syntax problem on NetBSD 3 ?
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 16:29:55 +0000

 On Thu, Aug 30, 2007 at 09:50:00AM +0000, kre@munnari.OZ.AU wrote:
 > >Description:
 > 	Recent changes to the netbsd-compat stuff (and EMUL_DIST maybe)
 > 	have resulted in lintpkgsrc (on a NetBSD 3.0 system)
 > 	generating messages like ...
 > /usr/pkgsrc/emulators/compat12/Makefile: Cannot locate /usr/pkgsrc/emulators/${DISTNAME:C/-.*//}/ in . /usr/pkgsrc/emulators/compat12 /usr/pkgsrc/emulators/compat_netbsd
 > 	Each of the emulators/compat* packages is doing that.
 > >How-To-Repeat:
 > 	Try lintpkgsrc -p on a NetBSD 3.0 sysyem (I'm using pkg_comp
 > 	with libkver and the original 3.0 sets installed to simulate that)
 > 	and just watch.
 > >Fix:
 > 	?
 > 	Random guess is that perhaps something is relying upon some
 > 	make behaviour that didn't exist (or work) in NetBSD 3.0
 No, the bug is actually in lintpkgsrc, which has its own makefile
 parser.  I'm loath to change compat_netbsd/Makefile.common just to
 satisfy lintpkgsrc or pkglint (actually, I'm not even sure how to
 rewrite that line so that lintpkgsrc or pkglint can understand it).
 I did it once for the suse32_* packages already, but I wasn't happy
 about doing it then, either.
 I think this PR should be assigned to the pkglint maintainers.
 	-- Johnny Lam <>