Subject: Re: packages for mac68k
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Tim & Alethea Larson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/17/2004 19:04:36
Bryan Vyhmeister wrote:
> email@example.com wrote:
>> I've noticed that binary packages for NetBSD (mac68k in particular)
>> lag behind the latest released versions for many softwares. Either
>> not compiled for the latest NetBSD version, or it's an old software
>> version, or both. Is this package-building process largely automated
>> or does it require significant manual effort? How does it work?
>> Who/what does it? I hope this doesn't fall into the RTM/common
>> knowledge realm...I don't know, and figured other readers of this
>> list might not either.
> As far as I know, John Klos does the package builds for m68k based
> systems. Because the fastest m68k based machine is only a 66 MHz
> 68060, it takes a really long time to build packages. From what I
> remember, it takes two or three weeks to do a complete package build.
I was wondering if there is additional work to make the software NetBSD
specific for the package system, as well.
> There was some discussion a while back about creating some sort of
> distributed build system to get all of this accomplished more quickly.
> I am about to setup a cluster of mac68k machines to do package
> builds. I always want to have the latest packages available myself too.
> It would be great to get the distributed package build system project
> back on track. Is anyone still interested?
If all it took was cycles on my machine, I'd gladly donate them. I
imagine the project maintainers would want things more tightly
Tim & Alethea