Subject: Re: toolchain/16310: gzip needs to be a host tool
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 04/11/2002 19:45:05
On Thu, 11 Apr 2002 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
: gzip(1) is used through out the distribution building process.
: It really ought to be a host tool.
There's about two dozen other things that "should be a host tool" too,
including but not limited to our /bin/sh. 8-)
Basically, if it builds on a NetBSD host, it's considered "working". We can
reasonably just document that some other tools are needed in some cases.
Most modern *ix's supply gzip in one form or another; even Solaris 7 and 8
(Note that this does not mean we shouldn't make gzip a host tool; just that
we should refrain from host-tool-izing the world without a demonstrated Need
for it. :)
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