Subject: Re: MAKE_PROGRAM and tools.mk [Was: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/security/openssl]
To: Johnny C. Lam <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 08/26/2003 04:05:39
[ On Tuesday, August 26, 2003 at 04:21:31 (+0000), Johnny C. Lam wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: MAKE_PROGRAM and tools.mk [Was: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/security/openssl]
> (*) If a package wants GNU make, then it should set
> USE_GNU_TOOLS+=make in the package Makefile.
> (*) Allow for USE_GMAKE to continue to work until we get a chance
> to sweep through package Makefiles in pkgsrc and kill it.
Why is it necessary to change from USE_GMAKE to USE_GNU_TOOLS+=make!?!?!?
> I prefer this approach only because we'd have fewer patches. I recall
> several packages where I had to repeatedly patch around the assumption
> that MAKE=make, and it usually takes a surprising amount of patches to
> do so. Using tools.mk as a workaround lets more packages Just Work.
Why doesn't buildlink "just work" for such packages?
Greg A. Woods
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