Subject: Re: either or DEPENDS?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Johnny C. Lam <email@example.com>
Date: 12/23/1998 03:15:18
On Tue, 22 Dec 1998 23:22:10 MST, Tim Rightnour <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 23-Dec-98 email@example.com spoke unto us all:
> # 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?
> I had discussed doing this before, but I don't think anything ever happened of
> it. One of my ideas would be something like:
> .if !exists(/usr/bin/f77)
> DEPENDS+= f2c
That is what I did for the math/R package, which needs a Fortran
compiler to work; I just added it to the package Makefile. The matter
of the package actually building successfully on a machine without
/usr/bin/f77 is up in the air, though, since I don't have the
resources to test it on a non-egcs system.
Johnny C. Lam
Department of Statistics firstname.lastname@example.org
Carnegie Mellon University http://www.stat.cmu.edu/~lamj/