INDEX* in /usr/ports
m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Tue Oct 5 08:29:40 PDT 2004
On Tue, Oct 05, 2004 at 06:38:57PM +0000, Tarc wrote:
> What different in this files?! I see the different package versions, but what naything else?
> For FreeBSD 4.x and 5.x different package organization? Why?
The dependencies for many ports are different between 4.x and 5.x,
which is why there are two different INDEX files generated.
The different depencies are mostly due to:
- the standard system compiler being gcc-3.4.x in FreeBSD-5.x and
gcc-2.95.4 under FreeBSD-4.x: gcc-3.4.x is much stricter about
C++ syntax and not entirely code compatible with gcc-2.95.4, so
there's quite a few ports that depend on installing one of the
gcc ports in order to compile under 4.x
- changes in the threading support between 4.x and 5.x
- various ports that only work under 5.x or that only work under
4.x, usually related to one or both of the previous points
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks
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