Subject: Re: Port of pkgsrc to nextstep?
To: None <Matt.VanDeWerken@csiro.au>
From: Johnny C. Lam <jlam@NetBSD.org>
Date: 06/15/2005 02:40:17
On Wed, Jun 15, 2005 at 11:13:16AM +1000, Matt.VanDeWerken@csiro.au wrote:
> I have an old HP 712 on which I run nextstep 3.3 (don't ask...).
> However, it would be really nice to be able to run some up to date
> packages on this system (like new-ish gcc and bash); I was wondering
> firstly if anyone has done any work porting pkgsrc to this type of
> system (or even nextstep of any arch), and if not, how hard it is to
> port pkgsrc to something like that?
I think it would be great! The things that need to happen to port
pkgsrc to a new platform are:
(1) Port the bootstrap kit in pkgsrc/bootstrap.
(2) Create platform-specific files in pkgsrc/mk/platform and in
(3) Make sure pkgsrc/devel/libtool-base properly generates
shared libraries for your platform.
(4) Make pkgsrc/lang/perl58 build & install.
That gets most of the pkgsrc infrastructure working.
-- Johnny Lam <jlam@NetBSD.org>