Subject: Re: bmake doesn't set MAKE correctly?
To: Simon J. Gerraty <>
From: grant beattie <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/06/2003 09:31:14
On Wed, Mar 05, 2003 at 02:26:13PM -0800, Simon J. Gerraty wrote:

> >gzip, zlib and starts to build perl.  However, after configuring perl,
> >it invokes /sbin/make rather than /usr/pkg/bin/bmake.  The Perl
> >configure-script checks if bmake sets MAKE and apparently doesn't find
> >that to be the case and uses the default /sbin/make instead.
> I just had a quick look at Configure for perl 5.8.0 (I had it handy)
> and the test for whether MAKE gets set looks more like it would always
> think that it was.  Further, I don't see that it changes the value of $make
> afterwards, though I may have missed something.
> Shell lossage might be more likely.  Or the args or evironment given to
> the configuring of perl might be wrong.

jdarrow noted this on OSF1 recently, too. It would not seem to be a
problem with bmake, but I've not had time to look into it.

(mmm, pkgsrc on OSF1)