Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc
To: Kazuki Sakamoto <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: source-changes
Date: 12/06/1999 18:08:58
On Mon, 6 Dec 1999, Bill Studenmund wrote:

> The best the a.out ports will do is static binaries. Do you document that?
> If I were to grab these packages, I'd expect shared libraries to work,
> which they can't.

Oh, as Bill Sommerfeld pointed out, since not all of our ports do
bitfields the same, you can't mix binaries from an opposite-endian
machine. i.e. cross-compilied .o's will only work with the native .o's if
they came from an equal-endian host.

> I'd suggest the best thing to do is back these packages out.


(Note, I'd love to help this be done right too.)

Take care,