Subject: Re: USE_TOOLS=imake versus USE_IMAKE
To: None <>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/30/2007 20:20:26
On Sat, Dec 01, 2007 at 08:11:17AM +1300, Mark Davies wrote:
> Isn't the distinction that:
> USE_TOOLS+=imake (or xmkmf ...) means that the package uses that tool 
> in the build at some point.
> USE_IMAKE means that the package uses imake at the configure stage to 
> do the configuration (and mk/configure/ calls it).
> USE_IMAKE implies USE_TOOLS+=imake but not the other way round.

Might be. In that case it should be clearly documented to do that :-)
There's still some magic associated with USE_IMAKE that should just
check for USE_TOOLS+= imake.