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Re: port-evbarm/51399: evbarm7hf release fails to build on Linux 3.16 host.
The following reply was made to PR port-evbarm/51399; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: David Holland <dholland-bugs%netbsd.org@localhost>
Subject: Re: port-evbarm/51399: evbarm7hf release fails to build on Linux
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2016 23:20:49 +0000
On Sun, Aug 14, 2016 at 07:40:01PM +0000, Martin Husemann wrote:
> > NetBSD normally has the correct lists of groups, at least if the host is
> > of comparative vintage as the sources to be build. That's extremely
> > unlikely for cross-building from non-NetBSD.
> Yes, I do understand the difference - but the question is what is the
> easiest fix.
> Should we check & enforce existance of all needed uid/gids on the host?
> Or tanslate all named references to target integer ones?
> If there is no easy fix, we might make it officially desupported and
> fail early.
I don't think there's any reason to expect it to work.
There was some talk a while back about making all builds unprivileged,
and that seems like a good plan too...
David A. Holland
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