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Re: firefox-41.0 build fails on netbsd-7/i386

Martin Husemann <> writes:

> On Sat, Sep 26, 2015 at 07:23:04PM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
>> It seems that NetBSD has already given up on 486.
> I'm not sure why you think so.

It's because I was confused about the removal of i386 support, at the
same time I was thinking that I haven't powered on a 486 machine in many
many years, so it seemed not so crazy to give up.

> The hardware just can not do atomic 64bit ops (that is why we do not
> define __HAVE_ATOMIC64_OPS for userland on i386). All our userland
> deals fine with that.
> As others have noted, there is no realistic chance of Firefox running on
> pre-pentium (or actually early pentium I) systems anyway, so it would be
> fine to tune the pkg for 686 or newer IMHO.

I think the oldest system I'd want to try it on is indeed a Pentium II.
I have a soekris 5501, but have never wanted to run firefox on it.

I did change the flag to 586 from 486, and that caused firefox to build
ok.  I'm having a startup segfault, but I think that's unrelated,
because the previous build behaved the same way.

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