Subject: Re: Some work on pkgsrc on Darwin
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Eric Gillespie <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/18/2002 18:54:44
Alistair Crooks <email@example.com> writes:
> You'll also appreciate that there are other things that I have
> to deal with in my life.
Of course; the same is true for me. I tried to make it clear that i
understand if time is the issue.
> As far as pkgsrc support for Darwin is concerned, my main
> problem is that I've never had a Darwin box, but have relied on
> a box a few thousand miles away from me, and I haven't been able
> to access said box for about a month now.
I'd love to help you out with that one, but my only access to "Darwin"
is my iBook running Mac OS X; it reboots too often and moves around
too much to be of use to anyone. Actually, now that i think about it,
we have a Mac running OS X at work. I doubt i can get an account for
you, but i'll give it a try anyway.
> I know the direction we're going to go to get rid of the
> embedded -Wl,-R sequences in pkgsrc. Without resources to test
> it, I will not commit the mods to pkgsrc.
That makes sense. If you could make the changes available somewhere,
i can aid in testing, improving, and bug-fixing. Perhaps a branch on
> The current support is, and has always been described as, early
> days, and work in progress. And, as far as that goes, 224
> packages built as a result of this work-in-progress is not that
> good, but is a whole lot better than nothing.
Of course; i'm trying to help :).
Thanks again for the attention, and do not let my anxious queries rush
Eric Gillespie, Jr. <*> firstname.lastname@example.org
"When everyone has to reinvent the wheel, many people invent