Subject: Re: pkg/31851: openoffice2-bin update to 2.0rc3
To: None <>
From: Michael Rauch <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 10/18/2005 17:35:39
On Tue, Oct 18, 2005 at 08:41:02AM +0000, Quentin Garnier wrote:
>  How did you try the !i386 and !Linux or !NetBSD parts, considering
>  there's still this in the Makefile?
>  ONLY_FOR_PLATFORM=3D      NetBSD-1.6*-i386 NetBSD-[2-9]*-i386
>  ONLY_FOR_PLATFORM+=3D     Linux-*-i[3-6]86
>  Could/should it be extended to other platforms we already have code for
>  in the Makefile?

Well, I'm not the submitter of the PR, but as I put it in in the first place,
I feel qualified to answer. :-)
There's a tiny, but crucial bit missing in the Makefile. OOo 2.0 ships
the binary installers in the "native package format", which is RPM for
Linux and where we have rpm2pkg. For Solaris this is a different format
and I couldn't find any clues that this had been implemented somewhere
else before. 
I am starting to understand the package format so I didn't want to
remove the info just to add it back a few weeks later, and I had hoped
that someone else already had experience with the packaging format, and
then he doesn't have to care about getting the distfile stuff right.