[HEADS UP] ar(1) front-end committed. (notes for cross compile)

Ruslan Ermilov ru at freebsd.org
Fri Feb 22 08:56:33 UTC 2008

On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 09:35:48AM +0530, Joseph Koshy wrote:
> >  With this change, we also bump the minimum requirement for source
> >  upgrades from 6.0-RELEASE to "7.0-CURRENT at some point" because
> >  new ar(1) requires libelf which is not available in previous
> >  releases of FreeBSD.
> libelf should work fine on RELENG_6; we can merge it if needed.
I don't think it's needed.  On systems that don't have
libelf/libarchive, we can simply fall back to using GNU
ar(1) for the purposes of build.

Ruslan Ermilov
ru at FreeBSD.org
FreeBSD committer

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