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Re: pkg/47504: fonts/harfbuzz does not build on (standard) NetBSD 5.0 (native X11)
The following reply was made to PR pkg/47504; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: David Holland <dholland-pbugs%netbsd.org@localhost>
Subject: Re: pkg/47504: fonts/harfbuzz does not build on (standard) NetBSD
5.0 (native X11)
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2013 04:47:54 +0000
On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 02:05:03PM +0000, Robert Elz wrote:
> NetBSD is supposed to be (among other things) much concerned with keeping
> binary compatibility, and generally does a good job - but tends to fail when
> it comes to the X related libraries.
This is, mostly, because we get a lot of fail shipped down from
not that this is an excuse.
I would recommend just adopting 5.1 and higher as your standard,
really; a fair amount of stuff doesn't build in 5.1's X, but 5.0's is
As for why builtin X packages are handled so much worse than builtin
anything else, that's basically because of historical issues affecting
David A. Holland
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