Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Charles M. Hannum <>
List: source-changes
Date: 12/08/1999 03:15:20
Bill Studenmund <> writes:

> 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.

Er, why is this the case??  This is certainly not how the GNU tools
are *supposed* to work!