Subject: Fwd: Re: HP-UX
To: None <>
From: Florian Heigl <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/13/2007 20:47:41
(now if I just managed sending this to the list in the first place.)

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Hi list,

just a few notes for the curious :)
I also have mirrored Tobias Nygren's old pkgsrc and notes, he tarred
them up for me last year; but I'll try to rebuild stuff using the new

Be warned: Using gcc on hp-ux might break pkgsrc, and using HP's ansi
c compiler will
break some GNUish software [ on 11.11 this includes things like bash ] :)
Also it's very healthy to double-check your /usr/pkg/bin/libtool.

I have compiled a list of the fancy bugs I hit over the last weeks at
it's in german, but I'll translate it back to english later tonight.

If you can actually produce working code (I can't), i think the two
best things would be making pkgsrc to produce a working bootstrap
and/or port the bulk-sandbox script for use on hp-ux. The latter would
probably even better, as it would allow to rebuild things using the
pkgsrc gcc.

Last, there is definitely demand for pkgsrc on hp-ux, as there is only
one large source of opensource software for HP-UX and it has it's
'flaws'. I know at least 10 people that would like to run pkgsrc
instead, not to mention 150 hungry boxes @work.
Our policy doesn't really allow using precompiled software, but
compiling in-house is ok, so pkgsrc would be *really* helpful.

regards and thanks to all involved,

'Sie brauchen sich um Ihre Zukunft keine Gedanken zu machen'