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Re: anyone using pkgsrc with NetBSD<1.5?

On Sat, Feb 27, 2010 at 11:46:29PM +0100, Hauke Fath wrote:
> At 17:03 Uhr +0100 25.2.2010, Alistair Crooks wrote:
> >i'm trying to work out whether i can delete the pkgsrc/sysutils/user
> >package.  user(8) has been part of NetBSD since 1.5, and i doubt there
> >are people running that vintage of the os with pkgsrc (obviously i'm
> >excluding embedded uses here), but am ready to be proved wrong, and
> >keep pkgsrc/sysutils/user on a lifeline.
> >
> >is there a need to keep it?
> There are probably bigger obstacles than user(8) to deploying current on
> old NetBSD versions... still, what about other target platforms? Does A/UX
> ship with a compatible user(8)?

we have pkgsrc/sysutils/user_darwin for darwin, don't know yet about
a/ux, but user(8) itself includes some bsd-specific things, like
pwd_mkdb, so it wouldn't just be a compile and run replacement.


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