On 2008-01-28 00:48, Ivan Rambius Ivanov <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am developing a FreeBSD port and I would like to invoke a shell
> command from it and assign its output to a variable. The command in
> question is
> # make -f /usr/ports/lang/fpc/Makefile -V PORTVERSION
> and I have verified that it works on the command line.
> I try to use it in my port's Makefile in the following way:
> FPCVERSION=             `make -f /usr/ports/lang/fpc/Makefile -V PORTVERSION`
> but it fails with the following error
> Syntax error: EOF in backquote substitution

Try the BSD-specific syntax which uses bang-equal assignment to grab the
output of a shell command and assign it to a make variable:

        FPCVERSION!= shell cmd here

i.e. something like:

        FPCVERSION!= make -f ${PORTSDIR}/lang/fpc/Makefile -V PORTVERSION

I'm curious though.  Why do you have to find the value of the
{PORTVERSION} from a Ports makefile?

Perhaps there is already a `standard' feature of the Ports which can do
something similar.  Have you asked around in freebsd-ports?

- Giorgos

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