Subject: Re: is there still need for devel/bmake and devel/mk-files?
To: Jan Schaumann <>
From: Simon J. Gerraty <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/09/2003 15:35:29
Sorry if I'm chiming in late...

>Frank Cusack <> wrote:
>> My fix (and the only correct one, IMHO) is to keep devel/bmake etc current
>> and compatible.  So I'd suggest the reverse--bootstrap-pkgsrc should go

Which it is - current version is 3.1.18 which is synch'd with -current
make as of late April - there has been one fix to -current since then.

I don't actualy use devel/bmake myself - the raw bmake tar.gz bootstraps 
itself ok on all the systems I use (NetBSD, FreeBSD, Linux, SunOS, etc), so
I'm not fussed one way or the other (yet - that may change if/when I get
a Mac for my SO ;-)
I just checked though and bootstrap-pkgsrc/bmake is still at 3.1.12

-rw-rw-r--  1 sjg  wheel  299528 Oct 16  2001 bmake-3.1.12.tar.gz

which is seriously out of date - unless people have been manually merging
patches from -current directly into it - which would be very bad IMHO.
Anyway, I would not suggest tossing devel/bmake (as per the start of
this thread) unless bootstrap-pkgsrc/bmake is going to be kept in sync.