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bug#29931: 27.0.50; Slightly suboptimal build behavior on macOS


From: Philipp Stephani
Subject: bug#29931: 27.0.50; Slightly suboptimal build behavior on macOS
Date: Tue, 02 Jan 2018 19:42:15 +0000



Alan Third <address@hidden> schrieb am Mo., 1. Jan. 2018 um 16:48 Uhr:
On Mon, Jan 01, 2018 at 03:05:02PM +0000, Philipp Stephani wrote:
> Alan Third <address@hidden> schrieb am Mo., 1. Jan. 2018 um 15:59 Uhr:
>
> > I’d think it’s the user’s responsibility to make sure /usr/local/bin
> > is on their path if they want to use homebrew stuff?
> >
> >
> /usr/local/bin doesn't contain makeinfo when installed via Homebrew. This
> is intentional; `brew info texinfo` says
<snip>
> If you need to have this software first in your PATH run:
>   echo 'export PATH="/usr/local/opt/texinfo/bin:$PATH"' >> ~/.bash_profile
>
> I can obviously do that or set MAKEINFO explicitly when invoking configure,
> but it would be nice if configure detected this situation automatically.

Ah, I think I must have linked it into /usr/local/bin myself.

Do you have any idea if other packaging tools do similar things?


No idea. Do you have an overview how important other package managers are these days? It seems to me that Homebrew is by far the most popular one, but I don't have any statistics. 

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