Subject: either or DEPENDS?
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List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/22/1998 23:35:35
Is there a way to make an either/or entry in the DEPENDS variable in
pkgsrc makefiles?  The problem at hand is for programs which need a
fortran compiler.  You need either

f2c  package


egcs package


a newer NetBSD which includes egcs as the compiler.

is there a clean way to handle this in a package?  I could hack a gnu
'configure' script to search for f77 and then f2c-f77 and then fail if
neither is there, but it would be nice if the package would just tell the
user 'hey, you need one of these things'.

Any suggestions?