Subject: Re: binary pkgs for 2.0 using 2.0_BETA
To: Johnny C. Lam <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/03/2004 12:24:23
On Fri, 3 Sep 2004, Johnny C. Lam wrote:
> I'm wondering if it's possible to build binary packages on NetBSD-2.0_BETA
> in such a way that the binary packages appear, in every way, to have
> been built on NetBSD-2.0.  My reason for asking this is that the
> upcoming 2.0 release will not significantly differ from 2.0_BETA, and
> most (if not all) packages built using 2.0_BETA will be usable on 2.0.
> I would like to be able pre-generate NetBSD-2.0 binary packages using
> 2.0_BETA on some slow platforms, e.g. mac68k, that can take many, many
> weeks to bulk build pkgsrc.  Is this possible?  I'm soliciting solutions
> as well as implementations of these solutions to improve our release
> process, both for NetBSD and for pkgsrc itself.

Hack a kernel that says it's 2.0.
Having some build.conf variable for that would be nice...

 - Hubert

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