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Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/devel/glib2

* On 2012-07-12 at 09:33 BST, John Marino wrote:

> ?On 7/12/2012 10:20, Jonathan Perkin wrote:
> >
> >Sorry, I wasn't very clear, I understand all that, my query was why
> >libelf is required in the first place, thus breaking what was
> >previously a working build.
> >
> >So, I looked, and it was introduced in January as a dependency for the
> >new gresource tool.
> >
> >Thus, my recommendation would actually be to just disable this tool on
> >32-bit SunOS or at least build that tool only with large file
> >disabled, rather than break large file support completely for every
> >single package which uses glib2, because my guess is the former is
> >much more palatable for users.
> Wouldn't these users already be limited wrt to file size due to
> other programs linking to the system libelf?

If they used the system libelf, sure, but I don't think that is a very
large number of packages.

> Or to put it another way: Does 32-bit SunOS support large files?

Absolutely, and has done since Solaris 2.6.

> This link states 32-bit has 2GB size limit:

That page is at best confusing and at worst wrong.  See largefile(5)
et al.

I'll work on a diff to fix this.

Jonathan Perkin  -  Joyent, Inc.  -

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