Subject: Re: Types of dependencies (was: Re: Usage of USE_TOOLS)
To: None <>
From: Matthias Scheler <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/20/2007 14:01:14
On Tue, Nov 20, 2007 at 12:28:05PM +0100, Roland Illig wrote:
> <opinion>
> Well, ahemmm, I guess it's a design mistake, or at least an inexactness. 
> When USE_TOOLS had been added, we didn't have cross-compiling in mind. 
> And since the USE_TOOLS syntax was very nice, it was extended to cover 
> runtime dependencies as well.
> </opinion>

I agree with you. I always considered "USE_TOOLS+= xyz:run" a bit weird.

	Kind regards

Matthias Scheler