Subject: RE: pkg/9124: rar package does not build on i386
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List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/08/2000 10:16:51
On Sat, 8 Jan 2000, Martin Husemann wrote:

> [Gnats stripped from distribution, tech-pkg added for discussion.]
> [For those of you not following upto now: usr/pkgsrc/archivers/rar is a
> binary package and requires certain COMPAT_ options in the kernel. I
> stumbled over it and tried to install. My architecture was OK, but the
> COMPAT stuff was missing (and I'm not going to add it). The failure mode of
> the install was - uhm - suboptimal. Someone please close the PR - pilot
> error!]
> > I just read pkg/COMMENT and pkg/DESCR. The first one says that it's a
> > binary port (which is perhaps bad wording), and the second explicitly
> > mentions COMPAT_12 :-)

some of our other packages that need specific kernel options put a notice
to that effect in pkg/MESSAGE so its sure to be seen when you try and
install it.  Perhaps some explicit notes there would be good.