tech-pkg archive

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Old Index]

9.0 is getting old...


as you may know, I do pkgsrc bulk builds for NetBSD/powerpc,
currently for 9.0 and 10.0.  My 9.0 bulk build host is a "true"
9.0 system.  This is beginning to show its age, since it has
OpenSSL 1.1.1c, and py-cryptography now refuses to build (not
because rust is unavailable -- it is...) but it's refusing unless
OpenSSL is >= 1.1.1d, ref.

I see that OpenSSL was upgraded both in 9.1, 9.2 and 9.4; 9.1
brought in 1.1.1g, 9.2 upgraded to 1.1.1k and 9.4 upgraded to

I'm building on 9.0 to provide maximal compatibility, i.e. for
all 9.x releases.  The question is whether it's reasonable to
upgrade the build system to 9.2.  This will in all probability
create issues for 9.0 and 9.1 systems.  However, those OS
releases are now quite "dated".  The question is if it's
reasonable to expect users to upgrade their systems to 9.2 or
newer before being able to use a new set of binary packages?

Another and perhaps orthogonal issue is that pkgsrc is apparently
not preferring to use pkgsrc openssl on these older systems.  I
don't know if it should, and whether this is a bug or not.


- Håvard

Home | Main Index | Thread Index | Old Index