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Re: PR/41021: devel/mk-files
> "Jeremy C. Reed" <reed%reedmedia.net@localhost> writes:
>> On Sun, 21 Feb 2010, Simon J. Gerraty wrote:
>> > As I said before I think simply removing devel/mk-files makes the most
>> > sense. The pkgsrc/mk stuff and bootstrap are presumably all that pkgsrc
>> > needs. Anyone wanting my mk files, can simpy install mk-20100102.tar.gz
>> > anywhere they want (it is now intended to be standalone) and most
>> > recently tested on a decent sized projct on SunoS, Darwin, Linux, and
>> > *BSD.
>> I guess I am very confused ...
>> How does someone simply find, download, and install "mk" then?
>> Isn't that the purpose of pkgsrc to help find, download, and install
>> software our users want to use?
> pkgsrc installs mk files during bootstrap, see
> pkgtools/bootstrap-mk-files If you want to use them without pkgsrc,
> you know where to find them most probably. The point is not
> maintaining two packages which are essentially the same.
Simon's mk files and bootstrap-mk-files are not "the same". I would say
they are completely different and incompatible with each other. Simon's
mk files are packaged in some Linux distro, and very old NetBSD's mk
files (closer to those from pkgsrc) are packaged in others. And both use
the same bsd.*.mk names for different functionality.
Best regards, Aleksey Cheusov.
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