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Re: rust, rust-bin, bulk builds

On Thu, Jun 04, 2020 at 12:29:41PM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
> Manuel Bouyer <> writes:
> >> Isn't this just a matter of pulling up all ld.elf_so changes to -9?
> >> Does pkgsrc have to bend over backwards to work around a src bug?
> >
> > Actually rust from 2020Q1 seems to be building reliably on -9, when
> > using MAKE_JOBS=1 (for some reason, MAKE_JOB_SAFE=no is not enough).
> There seem to be two separate issues:
>   It seems obvious that ld.elf_so changes to make rust work should be
>   pulled up to 9-stable.  However, we tend to build packages on RELEASE.
>   I think it would make sense to build on stable as long release/stable
>   are ABI compat like they should be, with libkver.

Yes, we build packages on RELEASE for the userland part.
As long as the ABI is stable we can update to _STABLE (or we could even
just update selected bits) as long as there are good reasons to do so
(this one would obviously qualify). But we need to be made aware that
such a pullup is needed for package build stability.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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