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Re: Naming (Re: Unified packages. )

On Mon, 21 Aug 2000, Hubert Feyrer wrote:

> On Sun, 20 Aug 2000, Adrian Filipi-Martin wrote:
> > > We should take into consideration that bmake != /usr/bin/make of any BSD
> > > system. make(1) seems to different on these systems, unfortunately. (Or so
> > > I've heared, e.g. when it comes to variable modifiers: ${FOO:x...}
> > 
> > 	Maybe I'm using the wrong name.  I mean the flavor of make that the
> > the BSD's share.  Unless I'm mistaken they stem from one ancestor.  Correct
> > me if I'm wrong.  
> Type 'man make' on your favourite BSD system, go to the section of
> variable expansion modifiers: ``The general format of a variable
> expansion is as follows:
>            {variable[:modifier[:...]]}''
> Now you'll find that (at least) FreeBSD does not offer ":C" (which is like
> :S, just with patterns instead of fixed strings), while NetBSD has this,
> and makes lots of usage of this. Working around that lack will mean
> pulling out sed(1).

	Perhaps another solution is to get the necessary diffs together ans
sending them in to the FreeBSD camp.  I'd like to take a more constructive
and less restritive approach where possible.

[ adrian@ubergeeks.com -- Ubergeeks Consulting -- http://www.ubergeeks.com/ ]

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