Subject: Re: pkg/9124: rar package does not build on i386
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List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/08/2000 12:40:57
On Sat, 8 Jan 2000, Frederick Bruckman wrote:

> 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.

I don't know if its possible.  I agree we don't want to terminate bulk
builds though.