Subject: Re: pkg/29563: sysutils/fdgw over-precise message emitted
To: None <,,>
From: Robert Elz <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 03/02/2005 10:41:01
The following reply was made to PR pkg/29563; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Robert Elz <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
To: Thomas Klausner <>
Subject: Re: pkg/29563: sysutils/fdgw over-precise message emitted 
Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2005 17:39:55 +0700

     Date:        Tue, 1 Mar 2005 14:39:24 +0100
     From:        Thomas Klausner <>
     Message-ID:  <>
   | Me, it tells:
   | ===> fdgw-20020130 is not available for NetBSD-2.0-i386
 I have NO_SKIP=yes set, as all I want to do is "make fetch" (then
 a later "make checksum").   The system I'm running this lot on, and
 the ones I'd want to actually build the packages on, aren't necessarily
 related, so it is largely irrelevant that it was a 2.0.1 system that sent
 the PR.   That happens to be where the "make fetch" happens, the
 "make checksum" where I noticed the error - that's the one I actually look
 at the output from - is a -current system (well, was a month or two ago,
 it's been stagnating since).
   | So if you get it to run, please feed back the changes.
 I didn't even know what fdgw was until just now...   Just that it was
 producing what (to me seemed to be) a pretty silly message.
 But I'll take a look, you never know what is possible (even on NetBSD 2
 or NetBSD current it should be possible, even if it means doing a
 checkout of 1.5 or something and somehow managing to cross-build it)
   | Feel free to fix the message appropriately.
 If I ever send any more on this PR, I'll see what I can do.
 An alternative, given that 1.5 is no longer supported, and 1.5 is the
 only version of NetBSD for which this package is defined to run, would
 be for it to simply be retired.   PCs that actually have floppy drives
 in them are starting to gradually become extinct (no great loss).
 Maybe this package could be converted to one that makes NetBSD for
 a thumb drive (USB drive) in a similar way - that's more in keeping with
 current technology (while not quite taking it all the way to being
 a "live" type system).