HEADS UP ON -DEVELOPMENT
dnikulin at optusnet.com.au
Fri Aug 5 20:04:08 PDT 2005
Matthew Dillon wrote:
> Joerg and I have discussed the struct stat and struct dirent changes.
> So far the stat work has been committed and the dirent work is still
> in progress. This is work to increase ino_t from 32 to 64 bits and
> nlink_t from 16 to 32 bits.
Very good news, but what is the latest news on the ezm3 and fetch issue?
Has anyone come up with a clean solution (or upstream patch) to resolve
their silly assumptions?
> This means that both the recent work in DEVELOPMENT/HEAD and shortly
> upcoming work will require a full recompile of everything... world,
> plus any installed programs, and when the dirent changes go in it
> will require another full recompile of everything.
Does not recompiling result in a unusable userland, or is COMPAT_DF12 a
good safety net until everything is recompiled? Don't suppose anyone can
think of a sure-fire way to recompile all packages from pkgsrc?
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