Subject: Re: Usage of USE_TOOLS (was: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/mk/tools)
To: None <>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/21/2007 22:06:08
On Wed, Nov 21, 2007 at 12:48:52PM -0800, Min Sik Kim wrote:
>> The above paragraph also
>> contains a "in many cases", explicitly hinting that exceptions are
>> possible.
> I am not claiming that USE_TOOLS must use a native package; it may or may 
> not.  The sentence you referred to means a pkgsrc package will be used in 
> cases where native one is unavailable or inadequate.

No, it can also be read as "a pkgsrc package will always be used". In
fact, that is the case for at least Perl and intltool. Haven't checked
other cases.

This is the very same situation as having or not. It doesn't
make sense to do that all time and it can create a lot of problems to do
so. That's why it is not done for random libraries.