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Re: pkglint issues in pkg_developer

On Tue, Jan 12, 2016 at 2:40 PM, Greg Troxel <> wrote:
> Richard PALO <> writes:
>>> pkgtools/pkglint is now the Go version, pkgtools/pkglint4 is the
>>> original Perl version.  You'll need to use the original one if you're
>>> running on SunOS 32-bit, as nobody has yet written the bits necessary
>>> to make Go work for i386.
>> In this case, pkg_developer should only reference the version that works...
> Indeed.  Perhaps rilling@ could add conditional logic, or we can just
> change pkg_developer to unconditionally depend on the older version
> until then.
>> BTW - why does pkglint suddenly need something special like the google
>> language that couldn't be done with more, umm, traditional tools?
> Calling it a google language is unhelpful.  The point is not that it is
> new or who sponsored developement, but that there is not a portable
> implementation (and perhaps more precisely, that there was not a
> portable implementation already in pkgsrc).

If you can compile gcc5 on your platform, then you can have gccgo.
There should probably be support for compiling Go packages with gccgo
in pkgsrc. That would be an interesting project.

Otherwise, solaris-amd64 works, so you can use it on a 64-bit system.

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