Subject: Re: USE_TOOLS and tool path variables?
To: None <>
From: Hauke Fath <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/28/2007 15:43:05
At 15:30 Uhr +0200 28.08.2007, Hauke Fath wrote:
>Now, when I add
>to the sysutils/radmind Makefile (there is prior art for diff), the 
>above reference is unchanged; I need to provide
>CONFIGURE_ENV+=		ac_cv_path_echopath=${TOOLS_ECHO:Q}
>contrary to what radmind's configure script explains.

Looking closer, it seems that pkgsrc doesn't provide ${TOOLS_ECHO} 
with a path, unlike for other tools. Since radmind's configure script 
checks for an absolute path in user-provided tool variables, a plain 
"echo" gets ignored.

What is the reason for echo's special role here? And what is 
preferable, setting $ac_cv_path_echopath instead of plain $echopath, 
or patching out the check from configure?


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