Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/textproc/xmlcatmgr
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: grant beattie <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/04/2003 16:00:42
On Wed, Dec 03, 2003 at 08:54:07PM -0800, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:

> > Log Message:
> > Use a GNU awk, so that this creates the files correctly.
> Is there any way to get USE_GNU_TOOLS= to allow multiple choices?
> Since we already got mawk to work with this, then mawk users should not
> be forced to install gawk too.

from my observation, many packages really do need GNU awk, and no
other implementation will suffice. it's the Linux world we live in ;)

> Or maybe this should be based on OPSYS (like only for "Irix")?

yes, you can specify (in)compatible platforms in for this
reason. I do not want to see things like:

.if ${OPSYS} == "blah"

in package Makefiles, because the logic in was, in part,
created to eliminate that mess.