Subject: Re: Building pkgsrc for alternative arch or OS rev?
To: Chris Ross <>
From: Jeff Rizzo <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/28/2004 05:48:45
The package pkgtools/pkg_comp does what you're looking for.  (It won't 
support alternate architectures, but will support other versions of NetBSD)


Chris Ross wrote:

>   Hi.  My main development machine is an i386 running -current.  However,
> I have a few machines that are much slower that are providing most of my
> services.  Is there a [good] way to build against the obj trees that I 
> also
> built on this same build machine, so that the pkgsrc binaries are 
> built to
> run on an alternative arch, or an alternative version of NetBSD?
>   For example, I need to get a squid to run on an i386 2.0 machine, but
> am not sure the IPF stuff built into squid will be the same on the 
> 2.99.11
> machine I'm building on.  Is there a way I can build pkgsrc against some
> alternative set of headers, et al, perhaps with a different toolchain and
> the like?
>   Thanks...
>                                     - Chris

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