Subject: Re: Problem in new toolchain builds (need comments)
To: James Chacon <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 10/23/2001 19:47:26
On Tue, 23 Oct 2001, James Chacon wrote:

: When USETOOLS's gets set in (basically via USE_NEW_TOOLCHAIN right
: now but eventually as the default on all platforms) it overrides all the
: toolchain vars to reference the ones in $TOOLDIR.

: It specifically doesn't set TOOLDIR if BSD_PKG_MK is set. However, that doesn't
: work....
: What about source that uses the system .mk files (say to build
: themselves.

I was thinki9ng about just this issue yesterday, and there is a simpler
solution than even what you provided.  Since USETOOLS=yes is intended to be
used with top-level builds, and USETOOLS=no with one-off or partial tree
builds, it's actually rather easy to default it to "no" in and
set it, with MAKEFLAGS propagation, in src/Makefile.

I'll make the appropriate change and document it in the toolchain design doc
that will be checked in this evening.

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