Subject: Re: rar package is now useless
To: None <pkgsrc-users@NetBSD.org>
From: Johnny C. Lam <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/10/2007 13:02:30
Bernd Ernesti wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 10, 2007 at 04:22:07PM +0200, Bernd Ernesti wrote:
>> I can't find a way to use the linux binary, which is even a newer
>> version and I would be forced to use the outdated bsd rar binary,
>> if it would install at all.
> And got another hint from the same person how to work around this problem:
> : Until this gets fixed, you should be able to get the Linux version
> : using:
> : make EMUL_PLATFORM=linux-i386 update
> : in pkgsrc/archivers/rar. At least it works here.
> Which works for me too.
> P.S. Sorry for the tone, but I was frustrated that it didn't work anymore.
> And sorry Johnny that you got my first mail twice, but I missed one char
> when I added the mailing list address.
Ah, that's why my reply got bounced. Here it is again:
Should we just remove the section that's for netbsd-i386? That would
force needing linux-i386 for using rar, but as it's a much newer version
by several generations, it's likely to be much better. I don't know
anyone who still uses the very old BSD rar binary.
-- Johnny C. Lam