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Re: Support for Mac OS X Snow Leopard

On Sun, Sep 13, 2009 at 03:59:35PM +0000, John Klos wrote:
> >>I've trying to use "pkgsrc" under Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Boot-strapping
> >>worked without problems. But a bunch of packages fail to build because
> >>"uname -m" reports "i386" but "gcc" creates x86_64 binaries by default
> >>(at least on my system).
> >
> >Even with a 32-bit kernel, Snow Leopard is still capable of running
> >64-bit applications, and in fact all the (universal) binaries have
> >64-bit versions in them.  IMO, pkgsrc should follow the system
> >default: building x86_64 binaries.
> I can't see any reason to build 32 bit binaries by default except on 32 
> bit-only Macs. On the other hand, a simple mk.conf option would be nice.

That option already exists: ABI

The problem is that "ABI=64" doesn't work very well at the moment.
It is also the default behaviour if you don't configure the ABI.

        Kind regards

Matthias Scheler                        

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