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Re: pkg/46570: infelicities in pkglint

The following reply was made to PR pkg/46570; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Thomas Klausner <>
Subject: Re: pkg/46570: infelicities in pkglint
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2012 23:11:23 +0200

 On Sun, Aug 26, 2012 at 08:55:03PM +0000, David Holland wrote:
 >   >  It says that TOOLS_DEPENDS.pkg-config should not be changed by a
 >   >  package Makefile. Are you arguing that it should be allowed or that
 >   >  the error message should have some text between the brackets?
 >  Well, packages certainly need to be able to specify TOOLS_DEPENDS;
 >  that's practically the whole point of TOOLS_DEPENDS.
 >  Perhaps it should allow += but not =, though.
 I guess you get the behaviour you want by changing pkgtools/files/
 TOOLS_DEPENDS.*         InternalList of DependencyWithPath [$system]
 TOOLS_DEPENDS.*         InternalList of DependencyWithPath [$package_list]
 >  I've noticed (I think) that sometimes pkglint will report that "only
 >  [] is allowed" but it actually accepts append, but I can't point to
 >  any examples.
 That shouldn't happen any longer with 4.123. If the allowed flags were
 "au" which means append and use, then the warning was printing empty

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