Subject: Re: another word on 'digest'
To: None <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/12/2001 00:01:52
On Mon, 12 Mar 2001 wrote:

> >> > Have we quietly dropped support for NetBSD-1.4.3???
> >> I have no idea.
> >> Do we any documentation about our policy (e.g. for pkgsrc)? If we
> >> don't declare explicitly that the pkgsrc system is supporting the
> >> 'netbsd-1-4' branchs on any documentation, the above situation may not
> >> be erroneous.
> >The question was rhetorical. The consensus has always been that we
> >_do_ _indeed_ continue to support all older systems, and certainly the
> >last year's release. At some definite point in the future, we may want
> >to give up on the older systems, for some good reason. Having :D
> >available to "make" isn't it. The :D in the "Makefile" is a mistake.
> 	I also have experienced the problem (pkgsrc/pkgtools/digest
> 	installation warns with unknown substitute char ":D") on an 1.4.3
> 	system.  could we just replace :D with something else?

"" has defined ${MCOMPRESSSUFFIX} (for ${MANZ:D.gz}) since
NetBSD-1.1. Any reason not to use that?