Subject: Re: Determining the "maximum length of command line argument"
To: James K. Lowden <>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/25/2004 00:23:49
On Sat, Jan 24, 2004 at 06:13:54PM -0500, James K. Lowden wrote:
> Whether or not a package uses config.cache depends on the package, on how
> the configure script is invoked.  
> It seems to me it would make more sense for pkgsrc to write a reasonable
> /usr/pkg/etc/ when pkgsrc/pkgtools/pkg_install is installed,
> unless it already exists.  

pkgsrc could also know the maximun line length beforehand (put it in
all defs.*.mk files) and then set the right environment variable to this
value before executing a GNU configure script.

Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
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