Subject: Re: Port of pkgsrc to nextstep?
To: None <>
From: Johnny C. Lam <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/15/2005 02:40:17
On Wed, Jun 15, 2005 at 11:13:16AM +1000, 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 <>