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Re: pkgsrc on OpenBSD

On Sun, Aug 30, 2020 at 1:50 AM Greg Troxel <> wrote:
> Tom H <> writes:
>> What does setting "arch=amd64" in "pkgsrc/bootstrap/bootstrap" do to
>> override the later "arch [...]" calls?
> It doesn't.
> The basic idea is that pkgsrc things MACHINE_ARCH is x86_64 on
> machines using the AMD 64-bit instruction set. OpenBSD's uname -p
> calls it amd64. So that's translated to x86_64, and probably there
> should be some translation of every call, or else all the code should
> just use the variable and not ask the OS again.
> Probably the pkg_install code is one such example.
> This is why I say that this needs someone to understand the
> big-picture design of how this is supposed to work, perhaps being the
> one to write it down for the first time, and then to see where that
> design isn't being followed.

Many thanks.

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