Subject: bootstrap-pkgsrc on IRIX
To: None <>
From: Jan Schaumann <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/25/2002 13:32:39
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Hi all,

Attached are patches and additional files that will bring
bootstrap-pkgsrc to IRIX (and IRIX64).  If somebody could look over
those and make improvements/suggestions etc. before I commit it I'd
appreciate it.

You will notice that this kit also builds and installs NetBSD's
'install', as taken from /usr/src/usr.sbin/xinstall -- that is b/c IRIX'
install uses '-u user' instead of '-o user'.  I figured other operating
systems might also have (otherwise) incompatible install's, so I
included it.

IRIX has /usr/freeware/bin, where GNU tools etc. may be installed --
I've tried to not rely on the existence of these tools, as I'm not sure
if other IRIX installations might have left these out.

The pkgsrc-tools that I bootstrapped with these patches seem to work,
even though I ran into a few issues that will need some more attention.
So far I've installed libtool-base, digest, gettext-lib and gzip-base
using pkgsrc on IRIX, but will need to look into an issue with gtexinfo
(I believe it's got to do with buildlink2's shell-wrapper for cc).

As I said, comments welcome...


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