HEADS UP: Latest round of bsd.*.mk changes

Ade Lovett ade at FreeBSD.org
Fri Feb 6 09:55:22 PST 2004

On Feb 04, 2004, at 16:06, Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> Nothing has really changed.  With port.mkversion, we didn't support
> systems installed prior to the date 4.3 was released (regardless of
> what version they actually were).  Now we just don't support anything
> older than 4.3 (regardless of when it was installed).

Ok.  The point being that we have a reasonable amount of code in the 
tree that works around features not present in earlier releases than 

A lot of this code could now be ripped out, seeing as >= 4.3 is now 
required, and I'd suggest a specific OSVERSION check as early as 
possible to stave off the "I'm on <4.3, why did this port fail 
mysteriously" questions.


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