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Re: pkgsrc on Linux, how to get started and distinguish packages from base system?

On 2020-02-20 02:22, Ottavio Caruso wrote:
IMHO, pkgsrc on Linux is not perfect, as most packages have been
tested mainly on NetBSD. You can follow pkgsrc-bulk, just to give you
an idea of what builds and what doesn't.

In my recent bulk-builds, it works almost as well on Linux as on NetBSD:

www/pkgsrc/packages/sharedapps/pkg-2019Q2/NetBSD-8.1/All    17047
www/pkgsrc/packages/sharedapps/pkg-2019Q2/RHEL7/All    16844
www/pkgsrc/packages/sharedapps/pkg-2019Q3/NetBSD-8.1/All    17530
www/pkgsrc/packages/sharedapps/pkg-2019Q3/RHEL7/All    17059
www/pkgsrc/packages/sharedapps/pkg-2019Q4/NetBSD-8.1/All    17746
www/pkgsrc/packages/sharedapps/pkg-2019Q4/RHEL7/All    17290

This is using a modified mk.conf (generated by auto-pkgsrc-setup) to utilize pkgsrc gcc7 for all builds except itself.  Without that, there would be many more failures due to upstream incompatibility with gcc48 (the RHEL7 native compiler).

I do see occasional annoying breakage, e.g. the latest binutils commit broke it for RHEL7.  We mostly rely on quarterly releases, though, and most of these issues get fixed during a freeze.


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