[Call for testers][PATCH] "BSD ar"

Kai Wang kaiwang27 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 12 06:08:31 PST 2008


On Sat, Jan 12, 2008 at 12:16:48AM -0800, Peter Wemm wrote:
> I have a request.. can you put it in src/usr.bin/ar and make a build
> hook to turn it on or off?  By all means, leave it off to start with
> if you're not sure that it is ready, but it would be nice to capture
> it in the tree.
> 
> Perhaps something like a temporary -DWITH_BSDAR switch for building
> world would do.

Good idea. Here comes the patch:
http://web.student.chalmers.se/~kaiw/patch/ar-20080112.diff

To apply it:
    # cd /usr/src
    # patch -p1 < PATH/ar-20080112.diff

To enable the build of BSD ar: (disable GNU ar)
    # cd /usr/src
    # make buildworld -DWITH_BSDAR
    # ...
    # make installworld -DWITH_BSDAR


Any feedback would be greatly appreciated :)

Kai Wang


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