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Re: Is *anyone* using pkgsrc on IRIX?

On Fri, 24 Apr 2020 at 15:12, Greg Troxel <> wrote:
> Kamil Rytarowski <> writes:
> > I would add a big WARNING in ./ 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
> > enough.
> >
> > 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
> 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.

Could I suggest a possible variant.

Add a per platform optional value like PLATFORM_MAINTAINER=email (can

When running bootstrap if PLATFORM_MAINTAINER is unset show a message
with a sleep 5 that invites the reader to drop a line to is they want to help maintain pkgsrc on their
current platform.


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