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Re: pkg/48224: x11/xscreensaver can't find GTK, GDK-Pixbuf on netbsd-5/i386

The following reply was made to PR pkg/48224; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: "John D. Baker" <>
Subject: Re: pkg/48224: x11/xscreensaver can't find GTK, GDK-Pixbuf on
Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2013 20:44:28 -0600 (CST)

 On Fri, 20 Sep 2013, John D. Baker wrote:
 > On Fri, 20 Sep 2013, David Holland wrote:
 >> On Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 03:00:00AM +0000, 
 >> wrote:
 >>  > ===> Building for xscreensaver-5.22
 >>  > usage: make [-BeikNnqrstWX] [-D variable] [-d flags] [-f makefile]
 >>  >             [-I directory] [-J private] [-j max_jobs] [-m directory] [-T 
 >> file]
 >>  >             [-V variable] [variable=value] [target ...]
 >>  > *** Error code 5
 >> This, however, is a different problem; something is passing gmake
 >> options to bmake.
 >> We had a problem with this with -current owing to some inadvisable
 >> modifications to make, but these shouldn't (AFAIK) affect you on 5.x
 >> ...and also I thought that mess had been fixed.
 >> I don't see anything obvious in the package that should cause this
 >> behavior, nor is the package set to require gmake. Do you maybe have
 >> MFLAGS set in the environment?
 I started poking at this again, and I think I see what's causing the
 problem, although I don't know why.
 NetBSD-5's 'make' is tripping over the following in ${WRKSRC}/Makefile:
    MAKE_SUBDIR  = for dir in $(SUBDIRS); do $(MAKE) -C $$dir $@ || exit 5; done
 Looking at the error message, it appears NetBSD-5 'make' doesn't support
 "-C directory".
 This is the only package I've attempted to build that uses that feature.
 The Makefile in the previous version of 'xscreensaver' didn't, IIRC.
 I guess this means I need to install 'bmake' at a minimum, or go all
 the way and install the bootstrap kit (treat netbsd-5 as a foreign
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