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The following reply was made to PR port-macppc/47464; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: David Holland <dholland-bugs%netbsd.org@localhost>
Subject: Re: port-macppc/47464
Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2017 22:37:14 +0000
On Sat, Jan 07, 2017 at 02:45:01AM +0000, Christian Groessler wrote:
> This ticket can potentially be closed.
> I don't remember the exact version of NetBSD on which I
> compiled the programs. From the time stamps of the files
> it was on May-12-2005 and Oct-18-2006.
> It's quite probable that I was using -current back then, which
> in my opinion renders the ticket invalid.
Only if it steps on something that was intentionally removed from
-current. Which isn't clear. Probably, nobody remembers for sure about
ppc things that went on in 2005/2006.
> Still, this version
> NetBSD power.groessler.org 4.0_STABLE NetBSD 4.0_STABLE (POWER) #0: Sat
> Feb 9 21:04:49 CET 2008
> can run both programs. They fail on current -current
> NetBSD muc-twinppc 7.99.53 NetBSD 7.99.53 (TWINPPC.MP) #0: Sat Dec 31
> 09:13:19 CET 2016
> When I compile the programs (not the same sources as
> back then since there were some changes to them in the
> meanwhile) on the 4.0_STABLE installation, they still can
> be run on the -current version.
Since of the binaries says it's from 2.0, and the other from 3.0, it
would be interesting to check if something freshly compiled on -3
(rather than -4) now fails, but I assume it would be a nuisance to
actually do that check...
David A. Holland
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