Subject: re: Report on broken packages, gcc3 on sparc64
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/17/2003 21:03:00
On Thu, 17 Jul 2003, Todd Vierling wrote:

> On Fri, 18 Jul 2003, matthew green wrote:
> :    Well, you could put it the other way round: since NetBSD needs the __GNUC__
> :    defined by default (at least now), the gcc3 pkg should do that (on NetBSD) ;-)
> :
> : you could fix fixinc to patch <sys/cdefs.h> if you were really insane. ;-)
> Patch it to do what?  The stuff a user of cpp might need from <sys/cdefs.h>
> needs to know what the compiler is, and not having __GNUC__ is ... well,
> "wrong".

Maybe so. I don't know the whole story. What's weird to me, is that
with <sys/cdefs.h> as it is, it appears that no compiler except gcc
would be usable on NetBSD.