The state of DragonFly and pkgsrc 2008Q4

Sepherosa Ziehau sepherosa at
Sat Jan 3 05:24:24 PST 2009

On Sat, Jan 3, 2009 at 9:07 PM, Hasso Tepper <hasso at> wrote:
> Pkgsrc 2008Q4 will be branched/released any minute now, but the state of
> it in DragonFly is quite sad.
> Most of gnome and a lot of other packages fail to build on DragonFly 2.0
> due to brokeness of hal and some other stuff on it. I failed to find a
> time to care about 2.0 (backporting changes etc).
> A lot of 2008Q4 is broken with master as well. With brought in reentrant
> user/group database access functions (getpwnam_r etc) too much stuff was
> broken (starting from core X) and because it was incomplete as well, I
> committed the hack to make these unusable for now. But the other change -
> bringing in bind's resolver - broke a lot of stuff as well due to
> introducing reentrant functions (gethostbyname_r etc). This includes
> whole Mozilla family for example.
> We obviously have to do something, but what? We have a bunch of options
> from just declaring "we don't care, use HEAD and stuff when it'll be
> fixed" to reverting changes in our master.
> Whatever your proposal is, don't look at me to do anything ;). I'll _try_

I have no proposal :P
I just want to thank you for all of your efforts on dragonfly and pkgsrc :)

Best Regards,

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