Subject: Re: turn on USE_INET6 by default
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List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/08/2000 12:31:36
	it looks the email did not get through, I quote everything.

>	I propose to turn on USE_INET6 by default in before going
>	into 1.5 freeze, like:
>	Having this global option like this would complicate binary package
>	building/shipping process.  I think we certainly do not want to ship
>	two binary packages - one for IPv4 only and one for IPv6.
>	Also USE_INET6 complicates package Makefile-writing process.  We need
>	to check a package twice, to make sure it compiles/works fine.
>	This proposal assumes one thing: packages should be IPv4/v6 dual
>	stack ready, not "IPv6-only ready" (in most cases it is true).
>	We may ship "foo" and "foo6", if:
>	- foo6 is IPv6-only ready, and foo is IPv4-only ready.
>	- foo and foo6 is not 100% compatible, and modifying foo package
>	  directory for IPv4/v6 support would break other things.
>	  example: we have www/apache and www/apache6.  this is because
>	  (1) there are other packages that depend on www/apache, and
>	  (2) www/apache6 changes some of internal C structures in apache,
>	  and it can break other packages that depends upon www/apache
>	  (I have no example of breakage, but I can't be sure)
>	If package Makefile includes ".if ${USE_INET6}" clause, one can
>	build IPv4-only binary by doing "make USE_INET6=NO".  This can help
>	people if he really cares about binary size.
>	I would like to know your opinions.

	One thing I fear is pissing off build of latest pkgsrc on top of
	1.4.1.  maybe needs to check for the NetBSD version
	it sits upon.