Subject: Re: pkgsrc mini-freeze
To: Alistair Crooks <>
From: Markus Illenseer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/09/1998 00:10:16
> I envisage that this should take about a week of elapsed time.  Should
> anyone feel the urge to try a recent copy of pkgsrc out on one of the
> more esoteric architectures, I'm sure that both the pkgsrc people and
> the port-master would be grateful.

 I would like to announce, that we, me and Matthias, have setup up
an Amiga (040/25) dedicated to create packages for m68k. Once the
pkgsrc is fixed and sup'ed, I start a global "make package" which 
probably will be co-ordinated with Thorsten Fruehauf and his 
"developer" Amiga to speed up the process.

 Your envisagement may be correct for other platforms; for me it will
most probably take more than a week :-)  (../lang/ alone takes two days)

 As the machine is hooked up to the Internet in Germany, we will of
course not be able to create all security related packages - if that 
matters to you.

 What other "esoteric" machines are there? I am currently investigating
to setup - in the same manner and for same purpose - a Sparc1. If this
makes sense, please let me know.

Markus Illenseer
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