Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc
To: None <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: source-changes
Date: 07/08/1999 19:23:47
On Fri, 9 Jul 1999 wrote:
> 	This is because I need to provide non-IPv6 build (for 1.4.1, for
> 	example) and IPv6-ready build (for -current).

For OSes that don't have IPv6 (pkgsrc runs also on Linux and Solaris),
this should be handled on source level, i.e. there should be appropriate
defines available to do this. 

If that is not available, IPv6-mode should be switched on with the
USE_IPv6 (or what was it) switch. 

> 	Of course we need to submit necessary changes to the original
> 	authors, but there'll a delay until it will get merged in.  In some
> 	cases it will never merged in as some of the authors do not have
> 	test environment for IPv6 code (qpopper), or in some cases they use
> 	different API (fetchmail - they use NRL API).

Well, the patches are needed by the version in pkgsrc, and if they're not
needed in a future version, they can be removed/modified/whatever, or
just kept, if the authors don't decide to include them in future versions.

 - Hubert

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