Subject: Re: How to request GNU bison
To: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
From: grant beattie <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/29/2004 11:46:31
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On Sat, Feb 28, 2004 at 06:50:02PM +0100, Julio M. Merino Vidal wrote:

> What about changing so that USE_GNU_TOOLS _always_ picks up a GNU
> variant (it could check if the base system provides it to avoid
> reinstallation), and add a USE_TOOLS that can be used to mark a package as
> needing some special tools?
> I.e., you do:
> USE_TOOLS+=3D yacc lex
> then, will try to provide a yacc and a lex that work, as it actu=
> does.
> But if you do:
> USE_GNU_TOOLS+=3D yacc lex
> then you always get the GNU versions.

I think this is a good idea, and I imagine most uses of USE_GNU_TOOLS
except for 'make' will become USE_TOOLS. this naming makes more sense
now that does more than just provide GNU tools.


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