Subject: NetBSD 1.3, pkgsrc and OBJECT_FMT
To: None <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/26/2001 17:46:09
	pkgsrc currently assumes the base system sets OBJECT_FMT.
	This is not the case in 1.3 - and in addition to producing
	various warning messages it breaks the install in some cases
	- I have a 1.3 machine on which I cannot install
	imap-uw-2000.0.3nb1 unless I have installed libtool with
	OBJECT_FMT manually set.

	I think we should test for OBJECT_FMT and set it for older NetBSD
	systems, but what is the best way - a switch table similar to that
	in, or some nasty 'file' command on the pkg_install