how to bootstrap libtool?

Michael Scheidell michael.scheidell at
Wed Feb 9 19:14:24 UTC 2011

On 2/9/11 2:11 PM, Chuck Swiger wrote:
> On Feb 9, 2011, at 10:35 AM, Michael Scheidell wrote:
>> On 2/9/11 1:32 PM, Chuck Swiger wrote:
>>> You should list libnet11 as both BUILD_DEPENDS and RUN_DEPENDS, likely...
>> I do.
>> didn't help (specifically referring to the new security/snort port)
>> I THINK this cludge helped: but I am not happy with it.  not sure I understand portlint complaints about !=, or if there is/was a better way.

> Running portlint shows both the issue and an URL for the recommended approach:

> WARN: Makefile: [63]: use of != in assignments is almost never a good thing to do.  Try to avoid using them.  See for some helpful hints on what to do instead.
> WARN: Makefile: possible use of absolute pathname "/var/log/snort".
> 0 fatal errors and 2 warnings found.
> The problem with != is that is is evaluated in a subshell regardless of whether the results are needed, and it happens while the Makefile is first being read, before it tries to figure out which targets need to be processed.  This is why setting libnet in BUILD_DEPENDS isn't being processed until after these commands are run (or fail to run, as above).
which is useless information to me.  don't know why, been doing freebsd 
for 10 years, been a port maintainer for.. ? 4? 5? don't remember.

still that is useless information, and doesn't make any sense.

doesn't tell me what,why, how, or when to replace what lines with what 

yes, I can hard code it, but I don't really understand what those 
(inherited lines) actually do.

> GNU Make refers to the distinction as "immediate" vs. "deferred", and you want to use the latter where possible.
> Regards,

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