Subject: Re: MacOS to go Intel: how easily can pkgsrc handle it?
To: Georg Schwarz <>
From: Adam <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/07/2005 00:08:17
> With Apple announcing to go Intel for MacOS X I wonder how easily 
> pkgsrc
> will be able to handle this. In theory it should be at most a change of
> some compiler options at some central configuration file, recompile,
> done.
> In practise it will be a bit more difficult because I am afraid some
> packages might imply MacOS X == PPC and its endianess. Or is this
> unlikely to be a problem due to Darwin already existing as an x86
> version?
> In any case, recent development might help making some people think
> again about the value of Open Source and portability (in terms of
> protecting their investment!). Changing CPU families? Who cares, just
> recompile...

It does not change anything to pkgsrc (packages work fine on 
But... on the other hand... PowerPC is a damn good processor design. :(