Subject: emacs and emacs-nox appear to be broken on netbsd-1.6.2 cobalt.
To: None <>
From: Alex Pelts <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/17/2005 10:48:45
I am relatively new to NetBSD so you may take this with the grain of salt.

I tried to compile emacs and emacs-nox on my cube using pkgsrc. It 
proceeds until it tries to link small emacs, I guess for lisp work and 
there is stops unable to find /lib/crt0.o
I find it strange because crt0.o never was in /lib on any unix unless I 
am mistaking. It is present on my system in /usr/lib/crt0.o.

Am I doing something wrong or emacs packages are broken?
I successfully compiled many packages including emacs20 (to replace 
emacs). I have not done anything different.

I got pkgsrc from netbsd website as a tarball. If that helps versions are :
Top level makefile:
$NetBSD: Makefile,v 1.66 2004/10/07 02:01:37 jlam Exp $
emacs makefile:
# $NetBSD: Makefile,v 1.74 2004/10/03 00:14:38 tv Exp $
emacs-nox makefile:
# $NetBSD: Makefile,v 1.10 2004/04/12 10:53:07 xtraeme Exp $

Any pointers are appreciated.