Subject: Re: concerning Makefiles
To: Roland Illig <>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/09/2004 13:58:40
On Monday 09 February 2004 01:20, Roland Illig wrote:
> Hi,
> what's the difference between ${VAR} and $(VAR) in a Makefile?

There is none.  In pkgsrc, we use the former, except when patching third party
Makefiles where the preferred way is to keep what they used in the first


Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
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