Subject: Re: USE_TOOLS+= gfmt
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List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/13/2006 17:39:54
On Sat, May 13, 2006 at 06:18:54PM +0300, Aleksey Cheusov wrote:
> > On Sat, May 13, 2006 at 05:01:28PM +0300, Aleksey Cheusov wrote:
>  >> Because fmt utilities are very different on many types of OSes it
>  >> whould be very nice to support yet another tool: gfmt (i.e. GNU fmt).
>  >> AFAIU it is better to use USE_TOOLS than add sysutils/coreutils
> > For what exactly is this needed?
> I have a plan to package a few dictionaries for dictd
> (textproc/dict-server). For this purpose I need GNU fmt.
> See wip/dict-mueller7, for example.

OK, so this is about the dicussion from tech-userlevel. I still don't
see why you need GNU fmt though, since the seemingly desired effect can
be obtained using a combination of fold and sed as well, I think.
I'm not entirely sure what the input format is though.