Subject: Re: USE_TOOLS=imake versus USE_IMAKE
To: None <>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/30/2007 11:31:46
On Thu, Nov 29, 2007 at 11:17:27PM -0600, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> I see USE_TOOLS supports imake, itools, xmkmf, makedepend, and mkdirhier.
> Some packages use that and some use USE_IMAKE. USE_IMAKE is documented.
> When to use what?

USE_IMAKE is older and was necessary in the pre-modular days to turn
some magic processing on. I don't think it has a valid use anymore, but
it should be checked that all magic remains.