patch for devel/imake

Harti Brandt brandt at
Mon Mar 22 03:43:18 PST 2004

On Mon, 22 Mar 2004, Edwin Groothuis wrote:

EG>On Mon, Mar 22, 2004 at 12:29:00PM +0100, Harti Brandt wrote:
EG>> I'm about to commit the patch in standards/57295 that makes make more
EG>> POSIX compliant. Unfortunately this breaks imake build. The reason is
EG>> that the imake makefile expects to be able to override the top-level's
EG>> Makefile SUBDIR variable by specifying it on make's command line. This
EG>> won't work with a POSIX make, because a POSIX make passes command line
EG>> variable assignments down to all sub-makes and they cannot be overridden
EG>> by the makefile. The simples patch for the problem is to actually patch
EG>> the top-level Imakefile to change the SUBDIR variable. Patch attached.
EG>Thanks for your worrying about devel/imake.
EG>Just a question, since devel/imake is "old" and devel/imake-4 is
EG>"new", can you tell us if devel/imake-4 needs a patch too?

Yes, the same one. I've sent the same mail to x11 at (which
is listed as maintainer for the new imake).


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