Subject: link for bmake to make (or Guide confusion)
To: None <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/14/2007 08:26:24
I see our docs show bmake. This is unclear and causes confusion for NetBSD 
users who assume they need to bootstrap.

I was going to ask tech-userlevel and tech-pkg about committing the 

--- usr.bin/make/Makefile	1 Nov 2006 23:48:20 -0000	1.41
+++ usr.bin/make/Makefile	14 Jun 2007 13:22:57 -0000
@@ -2,6 +2,8 @@
 #	@(#)Makefile	5.2 (Berkeley) 12/28/90
 PROG=	make
+LINKS+=	${BINDIR}/make ${BINDIR}/bmake
+MLINKS+=	make.1 bmake.1
 SRCS=	arch.c buf.c compat.c cond.c dir.c for.c hash.c job.c main.c \
 	make.c parse.c str.c suff.c targ.c trace.c var.c util.c 
 SRCS+=	lstAppend.c lstAtEnd.c lstAtFront.c lstClose.c lstConcat.c \

But then I realized that is an inconvenience for those on NetBSD who want 
to use bootstrapped bmake (like /usr/pkg/bin/bmake).

The pkgsrc Guide is unclear. says bootstrap kit is for 
non-NetBSD. It says bootstrap installs a bmake tool and to use bmake when 
building via pkgsrc. The examples in the guide use "bmake" but the Guide 
also says to use "bmake" instead of "make" for examples in the Guide.

  Jeremy C. Reed