Subject: Why map package names into buildlink package variable equivalents?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <email@example.com>
Date: 03/31/2004 08:09:20
I received an off-list patch that fixed the inconsistent naming of
variables in builtin.mk and buildlink3.mk in gettext-lib and libiconv
which supposedly (but I never noticed myself) prevent them from being
correctly used by the framework.
Today I noticed that mk/buildlink2/bsd.buildlink2.mk and
# Map package names into buildlink package variable equivalents when it
# differs from the PKGBASE for that package.
What is the purpose of this?
Why don't they use the correct variable names in the first place?
Jeremy C. Reed