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Re: Bulk builds do not run on NetBSD 9.2

On Wed, Aug 11, 2021 at 10:50:06PM +0200, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
 > On Wed, Aug 11, 2021 at 02:17:20PM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
 > > That's sort of true, but as I see it there are two reasonable setups:
 > > 
 > >   1) base system does not have *any* support for pkgsrc, and you unpack a
 > >   bootstrap kit which is self consistent
 > > 
 > >   2) base system has pkgsrc tools that are configured the same way as
 > >   standard builds, so that base tools and standard build tools work
 > >   together
 > So far I have heard two arguments for why NetBSD is doing (2), even
 > ignoring the classic "It has always been that way":
 > 1) Hope that syspkgs becomes a reality.
 > 2) Because pkgsrc must be special on NetBSD.
 > Neither argument is good and I'd strongly argue that the second one has
 > even created more harm than good both for NetBSD and pkgsrc.

No, the reason is so that things work out of the box. I have yet to
understand why you and a few other people have been calling for years
to break it.

David A. Holland

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