Subject: Re: SCO-ware support in pkgsrc (Was: Re: enabling $AWK, $SED, etc. with buildlink3?)
To: Jaromir Dolecek <>
From: Johnny C. Lam <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/18/2004 17:05:30
On Sat, Sep 18, 2004 at 11:23:52AM +0200, Jaromir Dolecek wrote:
> Klaus Heinz wrote:
> > This would help pkgsrc on Unixware as well. mkdir(1) on this OS is
> > (IMHO) braindead as 'mkdir -p a/b/c/d' works every time but returns an
> > exit code of 2 if either a, b, c or d did exist beforehand. In the case
> > of bootstrap I provide a shell script bootstrap/files/mkdir-sh to work
> > around this.
> > 
> > I don't know whether the behaviour of mkdir(1) has been fixed in
> > versions later than Unixware 7.1.1.
> I'd rather not support any kind of SCO-ware. They are damaging
> UNIX community and don't deserve any user loyalty - people
> should migrate to different OS offering ASAP (being it NetBSD
> or Solaris or Linux, doesn't matter that much). Besides "political"
> reasons, the company will be consumed by legal fees and paying
> damages once the trials will be all resolved. It's better to migrate
> soon at your convenience, rather than being forced to migrate by
> dissolved support later anyway.

This statement has no technical merit and as-such really doesn't belong
on this mailing list.  Take this to your favority *-advocacy if you
wish to pursue this any further.

> It would be good to improve the COMPAT_IBCS2 binary emulation in NetBSD
> to help with the migration. It might be interesting to know
> what kind of applications do people still run on UnixWare ...

Please take this recommendation to the correct mailing list (tech-kern@),
as this has nothing to do with pkgsrc.

This entire subthread should die.

	-- Johnny Lam <>