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Re: pkg/54621 lang/rust fails on NetBSD 8.1 on earmv7hf

The following reply was made to PR pkg/54621; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Havard Eidnes <>
Subject: Re: pkg/54621 lang/rust fails on NetBSD 8.1 on earmv7hf
Date: Sun, 03 Jan 2021 15:22:59 +0100 (CET)

 I'm not sure it is going to work out of the box to simply build
 lang/rust for earmv7hf 8.1, because the earmv7hf bootstrap is built
 for NetBSD 9.0.
 I was told that there was little interest in building it for 8.x, but
 that may of course have been mistaken.
 To have a shot at making it build for 8.x (if you really feel
 compelled to push for it), you would probably have to cross-build your
 own bootstrap kit targeting 8.x, and use that in the build instead of
 the one we provide.
 That said, it's quite a while since rust 1.38.0 was the newest
 version.  Also, at one time upstream changed the option names and we
 were not quick enough to follow up on our end, but that specific
 problem should now be a problem of the past.
 So ... should we continue to keep this probem open, or can it be
 - H=E5vard

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