Subject: Re: Proper use of .../NetBSD-current/tar_files/pkgsrc.tar.gz
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Squier <email@example.com>
Date: 04/16/1999 15:13:10
> pkgsrc is designed to still be usable on the last release, so you
> _should_ be fine.
But this currently isn't true. /pub/NetBSD-current/tar_files/pkgsrc.tar.gz
will fail on a system without an up-to-date /usr/share/mk/bsd.own.mk (one that
understands GNU_MACHINE_ARCH mappings). Anything that uses GNU autoconf will
Or am I being bitten by a 1.3.2 / 1.3.3 difference here?
> Of course once 1.4 comes out, you probably want to be switching
> across :)
True-- unless for example you use port-mac68k on an SE/30 which loses with changes made to the VM system. (I'm working with second hand knowledge on this front-- apparently it's a known issue) I'm not suggesting that pkgsrc support every release of NetBSD back to 0.8, but one version back seems reasonable.
Bill Squier (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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