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Re: Heads up: lang/go now uses pkg_alternatives

On Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 11:21:35PM +0100, Jonathan Perkin wrote:
> * On 2018-07-16 at 21:27 BST, wrote:
> > On Sun, Jul 08, 2018 at 03:21:11PM +0200, Benny Siegert wrote:
> > > The lang/go package installs "go" and "gofmt" as symlinks. I have
> > > committed a change (in go-1.10.3nb1) to use pkg_alternatives to set
> > > these symlinks. If you do not have pkg_alternatives installed, there
> > > will be no symlink and no "go" in the PATH.
> > > 
> > > If you notice any Go package builds breaking, update the
> > > "" file to the latest revision from CVS.
> > 
> > Please revert. Nobody cares about continued support of netbsd-6. This
> > hurts all other users because nobody knows what pkg-alternatives is.
> That's quite a blanket statement to make.  It's impossible to know
> what percentage of pkgsrc users use our binary packages, but we've
> always shipping pkg_alternatives by default in our package sets (which
> is all that's needed to activate it), and are coming up on our 12
> millionth install.

While I don't agree with the part about not knowning pkg_alternatives, I
don't think the cost/benefit here is justified either. I.e. the way to
handle netbsd-6 could have just as well been a conditional dependency
for the go packages.


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