Subject: Re: pkg/9124: rar package does not build on i386
To: David Maxwell <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/09/2000 12:13:38
On Sun, 9 Jan 2000, David Maxwell wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 09, 2000 at 06:54:32AM -0600, Frederick Bruckman wrote:
> > extracting without compat_12, so maybe a test is called for. You can
> > use "nm" to test for symbols in the kernel, as follows. It doesn't
> > work right if the kernel you booted from isn't named "netbsd", but
> > then a lot of other things don't work, either. Ideally, you would test
> Is this available on all archs?
> % sysctl machdep.booted_kernel 
> machdep.booted_kernel = netbsd

Not on mac68k:

fredb@corwin-> sysctl machdep.booted_kernel
sysctl: second level name booted_kernel in machdep.booted_kernel is invalid

It shouldn't matter though, since the package only runs on i386. It does
work for i386-1.4.2_ALPHA and i386-1.4P.

> If so, that possible misfunction can be avoided.