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Re: distfile fetch fail on netbsd-5

On Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 12:16:32PM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
> On a netbsd-5 machine which is pretty up to date:
>   => Bootstrap dependency digest>=20010302: found digest-20121220
>   => Fetching jabberd-2.3.6.tar.xz
>   make: Bad modifier `:tA' for DISTINFO_FILE
>   fetch: distinfo file missing: :Q}
>   *** Error code 1
>   Stop.
>   make: stopped in /usr/pkgsrc/chat/jabberd2
> I looked at make's manpage on netbsd-6, and don't see :tA documented.

Look again. It was added in 1.170, which is much older than netbsd-6.

> There's no dependency on a new-enough nbmake, which would seem to be
> necessary.  As a result this breaks pkgsrc on netbsd-5, which while
> technically no longer supported, is not really that crufty.

make versioning is not that useful. We don't support NetBSD before 6.0
without bootstrap.


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