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Re: pkgsrc freeze for 2016Q4 starting on Dec 19

On Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 02:54:47PM +0100, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
 > > As long as we need to continue to support netbsd-6 as a pkgsrc
 > > platform (last I checked we still sort of do), we also need an older,
 > > buildable and working version of libreoffice for that code base.
 > > 
 > > However, I also worry that other packages which libreoffice depends on
 > > (boost library?) has already been upgraded to a version which is not
 > > buildable with the C++ compiler we ship in netbsd-6, so piecing
 > > together an environment where you can in fact build one of those older
 > > libreoffice versions is going to require careful manual handholding.
 > Right now, no version of LibreOffice or OpenOffice builds in the 6.1
 > bulk builds. I wouldn't be surprised if many of the C++11 problems will
 > continue even with GCC 4.8 and newer, since netbsd-6 is missing quite a
 > lot of the dependencies like long double support in libm. I can't speak
 > for others, but I don't consider it useful to spend time on working
 > around missing functionality on an aged branch.

It might, however, be worth updating the branch; if someone wants to
pull together a list of things needed (and none of them are too
invasive) we could see about getting them into -6. It wouldn't do any
harm to cut a 6.2 maintenance release.

(Someone(TM) is always very busy though...)

David A. Holland

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