Subject: Re: build depends on bison or yacc?
To: None <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/30/2003 04:51:19
On Wed, 30 Jul 2003, Julio M. Merino Vidal wrote:

> Aside from this, it may be interesting to also define the YACC variable in
> the defs.*.mk files.  On some systems, we can know beforehand where will it
> be, right?

Yes, that should be fine. I don't know which ones all include a yacc or
bison. I have seen some Linux distros include a bison by default. But I
don't know.

The shouldn't set YACC is already set:

# $NetBSD$
# This Makefile fragment is included by packages that need a yacc
# at build time.

.if !defined(YACC_MK)
YACC_MK= # defined

.include "../../mk/"

.if !defined(YACC)

.if exists(/usr/bin/yacc)
   YACC=	/usr/bin/yacc
.elif exists(/usr/bin/bison)
   YACC=	/usr/bin/bison -y
   BUILD_DEPENDS+=	bison-[0-9]*:../../devel/bison
   YACC=	${LOCALBASE}/bin/bison -y

.endif # YACC not defined

.endif  # YACC_MK

Also, I am thinking about a YACC_TYPE (to be defined in or mk.conf). If it is "bison" (the default at first),
then check for bison or then build depends on bison. If YACC_TYPE is
"byacc", then check for yacc or byacc or BUILD_DEPENDS on my byacc.

   Jeremy C. Reed