David Holland <dholland-pkgtech%netbsd.org@localhost> writes: > On Sat, Aug 30, 2014 at 11:31:23AM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote: > > We've talked about this multiple times. Bulk builds on 2014Q2 are > > showing massive failures on netbsd-5. The underlying issue is that > > netbsd-5 base system xsrc is really old, and enough things need newer > > that we are increasingly having to work hard to get new enough for them > > and coexist with old. At this point I think it's a losing battle, and > > there's no good reason to try. Using modular xorg works quite well, and > > I've been building on netbsd-5 with it for quite a long time. > > The other option is to update X in -5... I've thought for some time it > would be good to do this, despite the compat costs. > > (Is there anything major that precludes just syncing it with head? I > would expect perhaps a few build problems, but that sort of thing > should be easily sortable.) > > Someone would have to do it, and while I probably could it would be > crazy of me to take anything big on anytime soon. Is anyone at all > interested in doing this? > > If not, we should certainly go ahead on switching pkgsrc over; but it > seems to me that this decision should be made explicitly, not by > default. > > I'm adding tech-x11 and hoping this doesn't cause a furor. I note that there has been no furor :-) I have committed the change. I realized that even if newer xsrc bits are pulled up, pkgsrc has to target a formal release in bulk builds, so the newer xsrc needs binary compat and then we need a new 5.x and then we can target it. So that really seems too hard, and not worthwhile (for me to spend time on; everybody makes their own call of course).
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