Subject: Re: mk/gnu-config question/request
To: Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai <>
From: Johnny C. Lam <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/12/2005 01:43:59
On Sun, Jun 12, 2005 at 01:57:31AM +0200, Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai wrote:
> Find attached an updated patch with an auto-run target for some autotools if
> GNU_CONFIGURE is specified.

Why do we want to do this?

> Not the best quality-wise, but more to prove the concept/idea.
> I would probably need to add a detection for and rerun automake
> as well.  Also note that a port, right now, needs to add USE_TOOLS+=
> autoconf automake in order to allow the .tools directory to be used.
> It also fixes a small \ omission in my previous diff, causing some verbose
> printing.
> With this in place I don't have to overload each and every pkg that uses
> libtool to generate its libraries to rerun the tools in order to be able to
> build shared libraries.

I don't understand why this is necessary.  Packages that use libtool
to build shared libraries are configured to use the libtool that
installed by pkgsrc by devel/libtool-base.


	-- Johnny Lam <>