Subject: old /usr/bin/as forces me not to upgrade avifile-devel
To: None <>
From: Tomasz Luchowski <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/03/2001 12:53:32

After libmmx has been added to avifile-0.6, it no longer compiles on my
NetBSD 1.5.1/i386. I get this error:

{standard input}: Assembler messages:
{standard input}:158: Error: no such 386 instruction: `femms'
{standard input}:256: Error: no such 386 instruction: `femms'

I have GNU assembler version 2.9.1 (i386--netbsd), using BFD version 2.9.1.
Replacing /usr/bin/as with 2.11 one makes it compile. 2.11 binary was provided by
Sergey Svishchev <>, because mplayer package has the same problem and wants new gas.

What's our policy here. Stop at avifile-0.6.20010814 which works, and no longer update the package?
Provide gas 2.11 binary in the package and hack avifile to use it instead of /usr/bin/as?
Depend on new-gas (or whatever) package which would install gas binary to ${PREFIX}?
Mark as BROKEN until new gas is available on the system, and provide users with precompiled binary package?

It's widen problem than the one for tech-pkg, so I included current-users in CC.

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