Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/mk
To: Klaus Heinz <email@example.com>
From: David Brownlee <abs@NetBSD.org>
Date: 04/17/2007 23:07:41
On Tue, 17 Apr 2007, Klaus Heinz wrote:
> Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
>> Maybe we should take this chance to finally introduce a queriable
>> version number in (b)make and require everyone to update?
> To quote David Brownlee:
> A while back I sent this to the list for comment but ...
> Resending in the hope its more interesting for people now :)
> I wrote last December:
> Subject: old pkgsrc installation on Linux broken by old bmake and Makefile syntax
> Anyway, it seems to me that pkgsrc needs a version check for bmake the
> same way it checks for the latest pkg_* tools and for digest.
> I could not find a way to ask bmake for its own version, neither with a
> command line switch nor an internal variable.
> We could work around this if the bootstrap process registered bmake as a
> package with a version number but as far as I know this does not happen
> at the moment.
> Whether it is easier to add an internal variable (and command line
> option) to bmake or to change the bootstrap process I do not know,
> but I prefer the first solution. Asking bmake for its version looks
> better to me.
bmake -V MAKE_VERSION ?
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