Subject: Re: self bootstrap on Interix 3.5
To: OBATA Akio <>
From: Simon Gerraty <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 04/11/2006 10:56:24
>Are you talking about bmake's specification?
>You think find first in DEFAULT_MAKESYSPATH and read only it?
>Unfortunately today's bmake's implementation try ALL in

That is a bug.  Lst_FindFrom is expecting ReadMakefile to return 0
on success, but it returns 1.  Since there is only one case where
ReadMakefile is expected to return true on success, the fix is pretty
simple.  Alternatively, ReadMakefile could be wrapped in a
ReadFirstMakefile func that returned 0 on success.

> >2. ${MAKEFILE} issue(devel/bmake)

>> I think we need Todd's input here...
>> I don't have access to one of these systems, so have to go by the input
>> from those that do. 
>He tell us about it yesterday in tech-pkg:

That tells me that he thinks it is unwise for pkgsrc to re-use
${MAKEFILE}, which seems somewhat orthogonal.
If btw that's a reference to using -f ${MAKEFILE} in,
that is exactly what the variable is for.
The only sus bit I see is
MAKEFILE?=                Makefile
which wouldn't be necessary if bmake wasn't prevented from setting it.