Subject: Re: usage of USE_INET6
To: Klaus Heinz <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/20/2005 03:45:43
On Sun, 20 Nov 2005, Klaus Heinz wrote:
> I am looking at replacing USE_INET6 with appropriate use of
> While looking at the affected packages, I found that
> some of them just have a line
> sometimes with a comment of "supports IPv6" or "list it into IPv6-ready
> packages".
> Since those packages are not really affected by USE_INET6 I wonder
> whether this use of BUILD_DEFS was correct in the past. Today, I think
> this line should just be deleted.

We currently have a list of IPv6 enabled applications at
That file is generated automatically on the FTP server, IIRC by some 
target in pkgsrc/Makefile.

What do you intend to do about that?

Given NetBSD's involvement and history WRT IPv6, I'd prefer not to 
deprecate that file.

  - Hubert