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Re: CVS commit: src/distrib/sets/lists

On Mon, Jan 05, 2009 at 02:47:56PM -0500, Jim Wise wrote:
  | Luke Mewburn <> writes:
  | > Log Message:
  | > Move usr/share/mk/* from comp to base.
  | > We provide make in base, so having the "system" .mk files there is useful.
  | > Fixes PR 5865, PR 22126
  | Historically, make(1) was provided in base principally to support NIS
  | (see /var/yp/Makefile.yp).  The system Makefiles were not included
  | because it was assumed that they would only work with the system
  | toolchain (or at least that anyone doing development would install the
  | system toolchain).  Note that, which has non-NetBSD-build-system
  | related initialization, is included in base.
  | Can bsd.*.mk be used without comp installed?  I can see having a
  | third-party toolchain, but you'd still install comp to get /usr/include,
  | right?
  | If bsd.*.mk don't assume comp-* is installed, though, this change makes
  | a lot of sense.

There are components of bsd.*.mk that shouldn't require comp-*.

I solved those two PRs in the manner I did because:

1. The mk files aren't that large.
2. Parts of bsd.*.mk shouldn't require comp-* to be functional.
3. In the 10 years since the first PR was opened no-one had bothered to
   rewrite the /var/yp Makefiles to ensure that they had no dependencies
   on /usr/share/mk/*.
4. This change ended up being the least effort and least impact.


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