[HEADS UP] GNU make 3.82
dougb at FreeBSD.org
Fri Mar 11 00:10:00 UTC 2011
On 03/10/2011 15:54, Mark Linimon wrote:
> On Mar 10, 2011, at 14:21 , Doug Barton wrote:
>> I admire your optimism, however experience tells us that once these
>> types of accomodations get into the tree, they stay there for a long
> Here's what I have on my system:
> (That's not counting the -wrapper convenience ports.)
> Summary: there used to be a lot of auto* ports. There aren't, now.
First, my point was not "there are going to be a lot of gmake ports," my
point was, "there will be >1 for a long time after it's split into >1."
You have now proved my point, thanks. While we're discussing anecdotal
But that's only because I periodically do 'pkg_delete auto*' so this is
not really representative.
Meanwhile, this is why I reacted so strongly on IRC when it was
suggested that bifurcating gmake was the way to go. I was 100% certain
at the time that it was a foregone conclusion.
So maybe you will take a stab at my real question, what is the urgency
in upgrading gmake that prevents "fix the broken ports first" as an
option to at least explore? And while we're at it, if you have already
done the iterative -exp runs to get the 1100 ports figure, where are
Nothin' ever doesn't change, but nothin' changes much.
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