Subject: Re: USE_INET6
To: Juan RP <>
From: Iain Hibbert <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/16/2006 10:04:35
On Sun, 16 Apr 2006, Juan RP wrote:

> On Sun, 16 Apr 2006 09:28:52 +0100 (BST)
> Iain Hibbert <> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >    I notice that if you have USE_INET6=no defined in /etc/mk.conf,
> > the pkg options subsystem says that it is a deprecated variable, but
> > I'm not sure that it is, exactly?
> >
> > It is used in various places in the NetBSD userland build to control
> > wether inet6 capability is compiled in (libc for example)
> >
> > Well, I'm not sure if its a question or just a grumble.
> USE_INET6 was deprecated with the options framework (to specify
> a global inet6 option there is PKG_DEFAULT_OPTIONS += inet6).
> So if you are using the first one it will be deleted at some point in
> the future (it's just a warning).

is NetBSD source being converted to use PKG_OPTIONS framework?

My thought is, that it might be deprecated for pkgsrc, but /etc/mk.conf is
not used only by pkgsrc, and this variable is used elsewhere.