Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc
To: Charles M. Hannum <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: source-changes
Date: 12/08/1999 11:05:50
On 8 Dec 1999, Charles M. Hannum wrote:

> Bill Studenmund <> writes:
> > 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!

I got ahead of myself. The GNU tools will work right for static binaries
from any port. The same endianness is an issue only for the NetBSD gas and
ld, which would be needed to do shared libraries right.

Saying these packages will only support static binaries will be fine.

Take care,