Subject: Re: Port of pkgsrc to nextstep?
To: None <>
From: Martijn van Buul <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/22/2005 17:54:28
It occurred to me that Johnny C. Lam wrote in gmane.os.netbsd.devel.packages:
> 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:

Owning a NS 3.3 "Black hardware" box, and an intel running NS 3.3, I can only
agree, and I'd be interested to help out, 


>     (1) Port the bootstrap kit in pkgsrc/bootstrap.

There's the culprit: Modern gcc doesn't support nextstep anymore.

>     (4) Make pkgsrc/lang/perl58 build & install.

perl56 used to build straight out of the box - perl58 shouldn't be that
much of a problem :)