Subject: Re: mk/tools/ forces wrong tar
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Johnny Lam <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/11/2006 16:34:06
Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> So I see that mk/tools/ has:
> TOOLS_PLATFORM.tar?=            /usr/bin/tar
> But it is not used because of mk/tools/ which sets this first:
> .elif ${OPSYS} == "DragonFly"
> TOOLS_PLATFORM.pax?=            ${LOCALBASE}/bin/pax
> TOOLS_PLATFORM.tar?=            ${LOCALBASE}/bin/tar
> My workaround for now is to set "TOOLS_PLATFORM.tar=tar".
> I see that mk/tools/ says "This file should go away".
> Should each mk/tools/tools.$ just check for the existence of 
> native and if not then use the bootstrap version if it exists?
> What is the plan?

If DragonFly uses its own tar, then remove the definition from so that the one from tools.${OPSYS}.mk can take effect.


	-- Johnny Lam <>