cvs commit: src Makefile.inc1 src/share/man/man7 build.7

Ruslan Ermilov ru at
Tue Aug 2 12:23:45 GMT 2005

On Tue, Aug 02, 2005 at 02:05:36PM +0200, Alexander Leidinger wrote:
> Ruslan Ermilov <ru at> wrote:
> I wasn't talking about technical restrictions. I know that TARGET_ARCH is
> always set, else the MACHINE_ARCH != TARGET_ARCH check wouldn't work.
> When an user calls delete-old with DESTDIR set to the root of a non-native
> machine architecture he may remove non-obsolete files when he forgets to set
> TARGET_ARCH. I want to prevent this situation. I think "failsafe" is more
> important than "POLA" in this case.
> Warner said it's unlikely that someone will use this feature in a cross-arch
> situation (at least I did understand it this way), so what about waiting
> until we get user-feedback for this case?
I'm going to use this feature, just to check things out -- am keeping
my systems clean from dust using other measures.  I use the AMD64 box
to upgrade all other machines in my home network, including sparc64,
i386 and alpha.  But I can easily live with patched Makefile.inc1
and (the patch is trivial).  ;)

Ruslan Ermilov
ru at
FreeBSD committer
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