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Re: devel/xulrunner and www/seamonkey don't build on NetBSD 5.2_STABLE


From: (Eric Schnoebelen), Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2013 
15:36:26 -0500

> I'm trying to update my pkgsrc tree to 2013-03-18 (or there
> abouts) and I've found that neither www/seamonkey nor
> devel/xulrunner will build, because NetBSD 5.2_STABLE does not
> have the function pthread_getattr_np().
> In looking at js/src/jsnativestack.cpp, I see there is a
> preprocessor path that uses pthread_attr_get_np(), which is
> supported on NetBSD 5.2_STABLE.
> In both packages, there is a patch (patch-bf) that modifies this
> file.  It looks like a simple change of adding ``||
> defined(__NetBSD__)'' to the second #elif in the second block of
> the patch should be able to resolve the problem.
> And after a test build, I find that it the above change (also
> attached as a patch) allows devel/xulrunner to compile past this
> point on NetBSD 5.2_STABLE (it now dies in a different location
> complaining of needing -fPIC, investigating.)
> Any reasons not to apply this patch?

I feel that we have no reason.
This is my fault.

My NetBSD 5.2 release test environment has been dead.
Now I am building 5.2 virtual machine of VMware Player.

Could you provide me the -fPIC error messages?

I will investigate these build failure in this

Thank you.

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