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Re: Is *anyone* using pkgsrc on IRIX?

On Thu, Apr 23, 2020 at 09:16:55AM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
> Joerg Sonnenberger <> writes:
> > On Wed, Apr 22, 2020 at 09:49:43AM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
> >> [Recently a patch to libffi to accomodate IRIX has caused a problem on
> >> another platform.  In discussing what ought to be done, I asked if
> >> anyone was using pkgsrc on IRIX, but that thread is not likely to be
> >> seen by most, so I'm asking here.]
> >
> > I would extend the question to other platforms without support in
> > cwrappers and with questionable support for DESTDIR. For example, I
> > would explicitly drop any pretense that we support SCO. It doesn't
> > support proper LD_LIBRARY_PATH behavior and that will incur random
> > breakage with DESTDIR builds.
> Agreed there are other troubled platforms, and perhaps we should keep a
> list in bootstrap about which ones are known to have active use, which
> are unclear, and which are believed not to work.  pkgsrc has such a long
> history that there are a lot of faded operating systems now.  I can
> start a file for that.

Note that I gave two strong arguments. AIX for example is currently not
supported by cwrappers, but it could be supported. Mostly a case of
SMOP. Not properly supporting DESTDIR is pretty much a death sentence.
HP-UX is a possible problem in this area, but I'm not completely sure.


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