Subject: Re: "torrentutils" vs. "bash"
To: Julio M. Merino Vidal <email@example.com>
From: Johnny C. Lam <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/22/2007 14:39:20
Julio M. Merino Vidal wrote:
> Which reminds me: cogito is broken under OS X because it requires bash
> 3.x; however it thinks that the native bash is good enough and uses it.
> Is it there any way to specify a minimum required version to the tools
> framework? Is that supported to ask for bash 3.x?
There unfortunately isn't. We could try to solve it in one of two
(1) Invent a new tool "bash3" that represents bash-3.x. It would be a
bug to specify both "bash" and "bash3" in USE_TOOLS.
(2) Add built-in version detection into the tools framework. I didn't
do this when I initially implemented the tools framework because I
saw how much of a pain it was to do for buildlink. However, then
you'd be able to add this to package Makefile:
The former is less extensible, but requires no changes to the
infrastructure itself. The latter is definitely more expressive, but
ultimate would involve modifying the infrastructure quite a bit, and
would make pkgsrc a little slower when running depends phase.
I favor the former unless it turns out we need to do this for a lot of
Along those lines, we could also add things like ggrep, gfind, gxargs,
etc. for the GNU versions of those programs.
-- Johnny Lam <email@example.com>