Subject: compatibility of devel/binutils mentioned in buildlink2.mk
To: None <tech-pkg@NetBSD.org>
From: Klaus Heinz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/26/2003 15:25:57
I'm confused by the following comment in devel/binutils/buildlin2.mk:
# These versions of NetBSD didn't have a toolchain that was capable of
# replacing binutils.
_INCOMPAT_BINUTILS= NetBSD-0.*-* NetBSD-1.*-*
_INCOMPAT_BINUTILS+= NetBSD-1.5.*-* NetBSD-1.5[A-X]-*
What is the point of adding a dependence on devel/binutils if those
releases can NOT replace their binutil programs? What's more, using
devel/binutils actually fixed a problem with "as" on i386, so the
comment is wrong.