Subject: Re: port-alpha/5586: port alpha does not define "unix"
To: Tim Rightnour <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 06/15/1998 16:23:23
Tim Rightnour writes:
> I guess I don't understand why we don't define "unix".  Alot of third party
> stuff relies on the fact that most unix or unix-like machines define that
> automaticly.

This is, according to modern standards, incorrect behavior. CPP is not 
allowed to pollute the user namespace that way.

> However, if this is the case, then alot of our pkgs are broken,
> and I will begin submitting patches to them to define unix in the makefiles. 

It would probably be better to submit patches to modify the packages