Subject: Re: PREFER_NATIVE useless?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Aaron J. Grier <email@example.com>
Date: 12/06/2005 22:32:34
On Wed, Nov 30, 2005 at 11:25:32PM +0800, Rui-Xiang Guo wrote:
> > If you really want these to prefer native usage where available, put:
> > PREFER_PKGSRC=
> > in your /etc/mk.conf (that sets it to an empty string). Note that
> > this may cause the build of some packages to fail, because the
> > native versions of these packages are often too "old" to be useful
> > to newer pkgsrc packages.
> I just try it but it only reduce MesaLib then still includes xcursor
> until I set USE_BUILTIN.xcursor=yes in /etc/mk.conf.
I've been poking at this for months now with some limited success. I've
put a giant diff up at
a few of the key points about the diff...
- a few packages claim they require newer versions than they actually
need to compile.
- USE_BUILTIN vs PREFER_PKGSRC/PREFER_NATIVE
it seems that setting PREFER_* and letting builtin.mk is better logic
than unconditionally setting USE_BUILTIN. it seems to me that
USE_BUILTIN should never be set in a Makefile.
- firefox/mozilla is a big pain, because the current patches assume a
newer version of freetype2 than is installed natively. I would have
put in the necessary #ifdef checks to support BOTH, but I don't know
how to handle .idl files.
I've had this patch in my branch for years now. it avoids doing a
deinstall unless a package is already installed. it also allows
graceful recoveries if make deinstall fails.
missing \.inc$$ for the BUILDLINK_CONTENTS_FILTER, which I found
necessary for perl, although I can't remember the specifics anymore.
it's messy and could use some more eyeballs.
Aaron J. Grier | "Not your ordinary poofy goof." | firstname.lastname@example.org
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