nia <nia%NetBSD.org@localhost> writes: > Honestly, there is also the matter that I suspect very few people in > these LTS production environments are following every quartlery > release closely anyway - there's simply too much instability. Sure - it's free software and people can do what they want. But that's not the question on the table. The question is only how much angst the pgksrc community should have that each quarter more software with difficult dependencies doesn't build on older systems. I think the answer is, as a group, very little verging on none. Anybody is of course free to fix upstreams, and anybody who depends on various upstreams code running on old operating systems is free to pay people to fix those upstreams. Personally, I have dealt with this by updating my last 8 machine to 9, quite a long time ago. So other than the time taken by these discusssions, things not building on 8 does not cause me any difficulty.
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