Subject: Re: sed on NetBSD
To: None <>
From: Johnny C. Lam <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/06/2004 23:13:56
On Tue, Jan 06, 2004 at 11:59:03PM +0100, Thomas Klausner wrote:
> I recently noticed that on my NetBSD machine
> I got the sed package installed, since some package
> or other had USE_GNU_TOOLS=sed in its Makefile, and
> NetBSD is not listed as having a GNU sed.
> While that may be true, I haven't noticed a case yet
> where NetBSD's sed wasn't up to the task.
> Is there an actual problem with using NetBSD's sed,
> or should NetBSD just be added in as having
> a working sed?

I think it's probably safe to add NetBSD-*-* to _TOOLS_REPLACE_OPSYS.sed
to note that our sed is mostly like GNU sed.  If we actually run into
problems with this (seriously doubt it), then we can back it out later.
I say go ahead with this change.


	-- Johnny Lam <>