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Re: use of

In article <>,
Alan Barrett  <> wrote:
>On Fri, 10 Jan 2014, Christos Zoulas wrote:
>>Module Name:  src
>>Committed By: christos
>>Date:         Fri Jan 10 15:50:34 UTC 2014
>>Modified Files:
>>      src/external/mit/xorg/server/xorg-server/hw/xfree86/common: Makefile
>>Log Message:
>>don't include
> is needed to get the value of HOST_SH, which is used in a
>"!=" line.
>At present, Makefiles that use assorted HOST_* tools in "!=" 
>lines usually include to get the variable definitions 
>sufficiently early.  If you don't want them to do that, then we 
>need to find a way that works.  Perhaps a lot of the variable 
>definitions from can be moved to, or a file 
>that's included by
>Also, if you think that Makefiles should not include, 
>then please edit share/mk/bsd.README to document how things should 
>be done.

I will, but this ended up being a lot more complicated that I thought
since the HOST_ variables are defined in and for
no particularly good reason.


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