Subject: compatibility of devel/binutils mentioned in
To: None <>
From: Klaus Heinz <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/26/2003 15:25:57

I'm confused by the following comment in devel/binutils/

  # These versions of NetBSD didn't have a toolchain that was capable of
  # replacing binutils.
  _INCOMPAT_BINUTILS=     NetBSD-0.*-* NetBSD-1.[01234]*-*
  _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.