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Re: Ada packages for NetBSD

Sad Clouds <> writes:

> How many people are using Ada programming language on NetBSD?

Not so many, but you're not alone.

> I noticed the lack of binary Ada packages, and even if some are
> available, they are too old to bootstrap a newer gcc4 Ada compiler.
> I guess the difficulty comes from the fact that you need a working Ada
> compiler in order to build a new one.


> I did a canadian cross build of gcc-4.4.3 in order to get the following
> native Ada compilers for NetBSD-5.0:
> gcc4-ada_i386, gcc4-ada_amd64 and gcc4-ada_sparc64
> Maybe other platforms can be supported as well. I don't know if cross
> built amd64 and sparc64 compilers work, since I don't have the machines
> to test them.
> Since doing canadian corss builds takes a lot of time, it would be
> nice to have a few binary Ada packages in pkgsrc. Also we could provide
> instructions on how to set up a tool chain, in case someone wants to
> try building a native Ada compiler for other platforms.
> Would any developers who have access to pkgsrc, be interested in
> building/testing Ada compilers and uploading them to ftp server?

Provide packages for pkgsrc rather than just compilers.


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