Subject: Re: pkg/9124: rar package does not build on i386
To: Thomas Klausner <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/08/2000 10:41:57
On Sat, 8 Jan 2000, Thomas Klausner wrote:

> Mutt made be believe that wrote:
> > 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.
> I did that some hours ago, and closed the pr, too.  
> But I think Martin's point was _if we could test_ if the COMPAT_
> options are enabled in the current kernel, so that we can terminate
> installation if they aren't (and don't get a weird error executing a
> binary that's not supported by the kernel).
> So, is this possible?

Not a good idea. You might want to make the binary package on one
machine, and use it on another. I'm thinking bulk builds. Plus, you
can always update your kernel later. Go with the pkg/MESSAGE.