Subject: Re: mk/tools/ forces wrong tar
To: None <>
From: Georg Schwarz <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/11/2006 22:41:31
Am 11.04.2006 um 22:22 schrieb Jeremy C. Reed:

> Should each mk/tools/tools.$ just check for the existence of
> native and if not then use the bootstrap version if it exists?

if on a given OS one cannot resonably assume that the given tool is  
present at that location mk/tools/tools.$ should check before  
using it.
As an example, does so for gzcat and gzip, which are  
not part of all versions.

However, for tar on any recent BSD OS I would assume that one can  
savely point where it is installed without checking for it.

Georg Schwarz  +49 178 8545053