To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Jonathan Perkin <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/25/2003 10:37:25
* On 2003-03-25 at 02:34 GMT, Todd Vierling wrote:

> On Sun, 23 Mar 2003, Jonathan Perkin wrote:
> : 	/usr/pkg/lib/perl5/5.6.1/i386-netbsd/
> : 	/usr/pkg/lib/ruby/1.6/i386--netbsdelf/
> Perl doesn't use config.sub (or autoconf).  Try again.  <g>

My point was that they should all follow a defined standard, whether or
not they use config.sub.  I don't particularly like the above, and it
means more exotic ways of handling PLIST have to be invented.

It's a lot of work though, and doesn't give us any newer or updated
packages, and probably only satisfies my perfectionist nature :-)

> I've used "--host=sparc-sun-solaris2" for ages -- "solaris2" is,
> indeed, a proper GNU canonical name for SunOS 5.x (for any "x").
> should adopt that name.

I agree (

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