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Re: Is *anyone* using pkgsrc on IRIX?
Kamil Rytarowski <n54%gmx.com@localhost> writes:
> I would add a big WARNING in ./bootstrap.sh and force usage of an extra
> command option (like --skip-endangered) to pass the build on these
> platforms. If nobody will step in 24 months, there is nobody that cares
> Warning everything except MacOS, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD,
> Solaris/Illumos, OpenBSD and DragonflyBSD is reasonable.
This seems entirely gratuitous. People using platforms like this know
that they are likely to run into issues, with just about anything.
I don't think we need to do anything further. That existence of a
platform.mk for an old system isn't bothering anybody.
I really did mean only to talk about developers making decisions when
there is a patch for an old system, and that patch is iffy and causing
problems. I tend to want to drop such patches after a quick query on
pkgsrc-users to see if anybody wants to fix it a better way, or can
explain that it's no longer needed, etc.
I think we should only remove things when they are actually causing
problems. I am opposed to just deleting things for the sake of deleting
them. The old platform mk files have been there for a long time, and
aside from this discussion, basically nobody has noticed. That's a clue
that they are not causing problems.
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