Subject: GNU program prefixes
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Julien Letessier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/13/2002 09:29:21
In pkgsrc, quite a few GNU programs have something similar in their
On Solaris, we'd prefer to have to use, for instance, 'locate' instead
of 'glocate', because we don't have a 'locate' utility on vanilla
Solaris... the same goes for many other base tools.
So here's a suggestion:
* add a variable IS_GNU_PACKAGE= # defined
in the concerned packages' Makefiles
* use a site-wide
(in bsd.prefs.mk ?), along with something like
(I don't exactly know where, probably in bsd.prefs.mk as well)
This change should be transparent for users, and the additional feature
would be to be able to say
GNU_PROGRAM_PREFIX= # nothing
in /etc/mk.conf (or even in defs.SunOS.mk), and then type 'ls' instead
of 'gls' to have a *real* 'ls'...
I'll PR this if it meets any success.
Julien T. Letessier
Sun Labs Europe, Meylan, France