Subject: Re: xarchie on mac68k
To: None <>
From: J.T. Conklin <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/05/1996 00:45:55
> I tried to build this but it can't find libgen.a. I found that it does
> not exist. I remember vaguely a reference to a library I could fetch
> and build. Does this sound familiar to anyone. Thanks.

libgen.a is svr4 library of almost useless functions.  You won't find it
on NetBSD.

Try building xarchie without it.  If it fails, you'll find out what
functions it expects from libgen.a.  

My blind guess (not ever seeing the xarchie code) is that it might be
functions for one of the older regular expression APIs.  If this is
the case, this can be fixed by re-writing the code to use the POSIX
regex functions we have in the NetBSD C library.  In fact, I'd be
surprised if the code didn't have #ifdef's for the various different
regular expression APIs.  

On the other hand, I could be completely wrong...