Two versions of m4
keramida at ceid.upatras.gr
Wed Oct 28 15:34:46 UTC 2009
On Tue, 27 Oct 2009 23:46:07 -0500 (CDT), Lars Eighner <luvbeastie at larseighner.com> wrote:
>On Wed, 28 Oct 2009, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
>>On Tue, 27 Oct 2009 20:24:38 -0500 (CDT), Lars Eighner <luvbeastie at larseighner.com> wrote:
>>> Evidently by making it necessary to learn yet another scripting
>>> language to configure it. Other than personal profit I cannot see
>>> why people are clinging like grim death to something this fubar.
>>> Really, let's go past this one more time:
>>> "Sure, sendmail.cf is hard to work with so the solution is you learn
>>> Did you look at the link he offered? How helpful is that?
>>> Beside which, m4 is a PORT. So if sendmail is not configurable
>>> without a port, why isn't it a port?
>> Can we go back to our regular hacking, please? m4 is not a port:
>> $ which m4
> Evidently my package database is corrupt in some way, because it shows
> m4 as an installed port. I wonder how that happened, how to fix it,
> and if it will bite if I leave it alone.
Some ports need the GNU version of `m4'. So they install a second copy
of m4 in `/usr/local'. You should be able to see the ports that depend
on GNU m4 with pkg_info. On my system this shows:
: $ pkg_info -R m4\*
: Information for m4-1.4.13,1:
: Required by:
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