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

David O'Brien obrien at freebsd.org
Sun Feb 24 20:48:40 UTC 2008


On Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 10:43:58PM +0300, Ruslan Ermilov wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 11:32:21AM -0800, David O'Brien wrote:
> > On Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 10:06:37PM +0300, Ruslan Ermilov wrote:
> > > On Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 10:04:33AM -0800, David O'Brien wrote:
> > > > Its seems those that have expressed an opinion want to switch to the new
> > > > 'ar' ASAP.  So why not this patch?
> > > 
> > > Because your patch won't allow to cross-build on
> > > systems predating 700044.
> > 
> > Why not?  If ${BOOTSTRAPPING} >= 700044 we add usr.bin/ar to the list.
> > 
> I said predating 700044.

*sigh* what's 700044 - it would be nice if you'd say what that date
represents so one doens't have to dig around www.freebsd.org to figure it
out.


> > What is your patch to just get rid of the WITH_GNUAR/WITH_BSDAR similar
> > to mine?
> > 
> ENOPARSE.
> 
> How's the attached patch?  The commit log would be:

I don't think you answered me - why do we need the WITH_* stuff at all.
Just install GNU ar as gnu-ar from now on and have the build system
handle it.



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