Subject: Re: Versions and uname output
To: James Chacon <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/10/2003 09:18:33
On Tue, 10 Jun 2003, James Chacon wrote:

> I'm running post 1.6.1 (basically the most up to date 1.6 branch) on a machine
> I'm using to build pkgsrc.
> So uname returns the version as: 1.6.1_STABLE
> (It did this after 1.6 as well which was something Luke established then).
> This actually breaks in a few places that try to match for
> NetBSD-1.6-* NetBSD-1.6.1-* NetBSD-1.6[A-S]-*

Those wildcards are broken. There never were any versions of NetBSD
that had a hyphen in that position.

> for instance. (Think INCOMPAT_CURSES for ncurses).
> Is there any reason folks can think of that shouldn't strip off
> the underscore->end portion of the string?