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Re: NetBSD-HEAD amd64 refuses to build
On Wed, 18 Dec 2013, Thomas Mueller wrote:
A "different compiler" I might use would be a newer version of
gcc as opposed to an entirely different compiler (what else for
NetBSD, other than llvm/clang?)
If you really want the pain of using an unsupported compiler, go
ahead, but don't expect much help. Unless you are a expert with
compilers, and an expert with the NetBSD build system, and maybe
also an expert with other aspects of NetBSD, I strongly recommend
that you NOT try to use any compiler other than (1) the compiler
that's already on your host system, which will be used to build
the tools, and (2) the compiler that's automatically built as
part of build.sh's "tools" phase, which will be used to build
I've complained about crashes, instabilities and comical
failures in NetBSD since summer 2011, and wondered if it was
worth the trouble.
Yes, you have, but the complaints that I saw did not include
enough details. For example, it's not enough to say "there were
some green messages on the console", you need to copy those
messages (or a summary of them) into the bug report.
A problem with send-pr is where to specify the outgoing SMTP
server. It's easier to set up msmtp or other SMTP client.
Sendmail is so mysterious, mystic, and postfix is almost as bad.
As long as you have a working mailer (with a frontend that
understands some subset of the sendmail command line interface)
you should be able to use send-pr. I am not sure, but I
think that msmtp provides a suitable interface, so you can
make /etc/mailer.conf refer to msmtp. The default postfix
configuration shipped with NetBSD is supposed to work without any
configuration, but if you need to configure a smart host then the
"relayhost" paremeter in /etc/postfix/main.cf is the place to do
If you don't have a working mailer, then you can use the web
interface to send-pr, as kre mentioned.
--apb (Alan Barrett)
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