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Re: pkg/56597 (Deinstallation of compat90 destroys netbsd-9)

The following reply was made to PR pkg/56597; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: nia <>
To: Havard Eidnes <>
Subject: Re: pkg/56597 (Deinstallation of compat90 destroys netbsd-9)
Date: Sun, 2 Jan 2022 17:45:42 +0000

 On Sun, Jan 02, 2022 at 03:34:14PM +0100, Havard Eidnes wrote:
 > That was .. unexpected.
 > I see the submitter reports with 9.99.85.  By the looks of it,
 > the compat90 package was generated against
 > NetBSD 9.99.92 (GENERIC) #0: Fri Nov 12 15:12:11 UTC 2021
 > Was there any major version bumps between 9.99.85 and 9.99.92?
 > Hm, the package has (among others)
 > ONLY_FOR_PLATFORM=      NetBSD-9.*-*
 Shouldn't it be NOT_FOR_PLATFORM NetBSD-9?
 > A separate question is also why compat90 was deemed to be
 > required on netbsd-9, presumably by other parts of pkgsrc?  That
 > should not be needed AFAIK; there's not been any major shared lib
 > bumps between 9.0 to 9.2 or even going to 9.2_STABLE.
 It's built by pbulk since it's included in emulators/Makefile.
 Unfortunately builds of the pkgsrc stable branch are currently
 impossible on netbsd-9 due to this.  :/

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