On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 09:13:35PM +0700, Robert Elz wrote: > I was watching the output from a pkgsrc modular-x set of builds > scroll past when I saw this ... > > WARNING: *** Please consider adding fortran to USE_LANGUAGES in the package > Makefile. > > (It also suggests c++ but that's much less amusing). > > This was from (as the subject suggests) xf86-input-void, and > appears as the very last output of the configuring stage, under > => Modifying libtool scripts to use pkgsrc libtool > > just before > > ===> Building for xf86-input-void-1.1.1nb1 > > The same request (to use fortran) appears from several of the > other xf86-* packages (maybe all of them, I didn't look that > closely, it is a lot of output...). How something is deciding > that fortran could be even remotely useful when building the > X server and its components I have no idea, but it is kind of > amusing to imagine it. It's just autoconf always adding a test for the presence of fortran. pkgsrc adds scripts for all known languages so that we can catch a mistake in what a package uses. That's why the message says "please consider" and not "you must". -- Quentin Garnier - cube%cubidou.net@localhost - cube%NetBSD.org@localhost "See the look on my face from staying too long in one place [...] every time the morning breaks I know I'm closer to falling" KT Tunstall, Saving My Face, Drastic Fantastic, 2007.
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