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Re: Bootstrapping pkgsrc with a compiler

On Thu, 2 Jul 2020 at 19:42, Brook Milligan <> wrote:
> I have experimented a bit with bootstrapping pkgsrc with a compiler intended to be used to build the rest of pkgsrc.  At least on some systems I have found that to be a huge help and am wondering if we should be moving toward enabling support for that.  One use case is that on certain systems the native compiler is inadequate.  In that case it is much easier to bootstrap pkgsrc with a compiler than to bootstrap it without one, install a compiler, and then rearrange the setup to allow building everything else with the new compiler.

How do you bootstrap pkgsrc without a native compiler?

Ottavio Caruso

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