[RFC]: m4 update

Roman Divacky rdivacky at freebsd.org
Fri Oct 30 13:56:02 UTC 2009

On Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 10:25:34AM +0000, Bjoern A. Zeeb wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Oct 2009, Roman Divacky wrote:
> >hi
> >
> >I made a patch that updates our in-tree m4 to the version from OpenBSD.
> >Their version contains some gnu extensions and generally is modernized
> >and rewritten.
> >
> >The patch (you have to in src/usr.bin/m4 for it to apply):
> >
> >
> >	http://vlakno.cz/~rdivacky/m4.patch
> >
> >
> >I added their ohash* implementation to the m4 subdir as it uses it. I
> >am not sure this is the correct way but it works for now.
> >
> >So the question is - do we want this at all? If so, is this the way we
> >want it?
> >
> >I am open to all comments, thank you!
> The only comment I have at this point is that this is a huge update to
> a somewhat fragile tool.  It'll need a lot of testing before it should
> be comitted this way;  not sure how many ports use this rather than gm4
> or if they could be switched over after that.  I'd at least ask portmgr
> for an exp run.

yes.. I already have one exp ports build queued for unzip enabling. I also
kind of hoped that people would test this patch if I announce it ;)

fwiw - netbsd and openbsd use this version of m4

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