Subject: Re: USE_BUILDLINK3 by default after 2005Q1?
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/19/2005 18:34:13
On Sat, 2005-03-19 at 11:28 -0500, Todd Vierling wrote:
> I've run into problems here and there because of packages not setting
> USE_BUILDLINK3=YES, even in the cases where they include no bl3 files
> directly.  There's useful logic in there even for packages not using bl3
> files, and I believe it's time to make it the global default and stop
> fiddling with whether or not to turn it on.
> Moreso, I also think we should drop NO_BUILDLINK and NO_TOOLS, merging them
> into NO_BUILD.  If a build will be done, then bl3 and tool wrappering should
> happen.  (If a compiler is not required, USE_LANGUAGES can be set to empty.)
> Thoughts?

Sounds like a good idea to me (specially because I've been bitched in
the past when forgetting to set USE_BUILDLINK3).

Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
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