Subject: new pkg tools should depend on new make
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Alan Barrett <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/06/2003 14:41:40
pkgsrc relies on make's ":u" modifier, which is not present in old
versions of make.
We already have PKGSRC_REQUIRED, which is supposed to check that
the pkg_install, pkg_add and freinds are sufficiently recent. I think
that something similar should also be used to check that make is
For example, on a NetBSD-1.5.2 box, I updated to current pkgsrc, and the
PKGTOOLS_REQUIRED test correctly forced me to update pkg_install, but I
keep getting errors saying "make: Unknown modifier 'u'".
I don't know the correct way to fix this problem.
--apb (Alan Barrett)