Subject: state of buildlink tools substitution?
To: None <>
From: Georg Schwarz <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/11/2005 21:59:22
I haven't been following events too closely lately; what is the state of
buildlink tool substitution? Has the code and in particular the meaning
of the variables stabilized?

Does the following correctly summerize current affairs?, if set, indicates where the platform tool xxx is
found on the given system. It does not indicate how capable that native
tool is.

PKGSRC_USE_TOOLS lists all tools that pkgsrc thinks it needs one way of
or the other. If not provided by the platform, i.e. empty respective pkgsrc uses its version to replace it.
(where is PKGSRC_USE_TOOLS filled BTW?)

USE_TOOLS is supposed to be set by the package to indicate the need for
specific tools (including GNU versions of certain tools). is where the command for xxx is actually found.
Now the pkgsrc imake should be used (again), right?

Is reworking of compiler wrappers already underway?

Georg Schwarz     +49 178 8545053