The state of DragonFly and pkgsrc 2008Q4

Justin C. Sherrill justin at
Sat Jan 3 17:06:42 PST 2009

On Sat, January 3, 2009 8:07 am, Hasso Tepper 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

On the plus side, the version of DragonFly on pkgbox is new enough to (I
think) avoid the hal issues, but old enough to avoid the reentrancy
issues.  It's more than 3/4 of the way through a bulk build, so we should
have a newer batch of packages to use.  Maybe not exactly pkgsrc-2008q4,
but there's motion forward.

Incidentally, thanks very much for your work on this, Hasso.  It really
helps a lot.

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