HEADSUP: please eliminate -lcompat usage in ports.

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Mon Jun 21 09:31:07 PDT 2004

We need to lighten our burden of backwards compatibility code and
libcompat is in the crosshairs.

libcompat pertains to compatibility with FreeBSD-1 and earlier versions
of BSD.

libcompat may or may not disappear in 5-stable, but it is 100%
certain to die in -current as soon as 5-stable has been branched.

Therefore, please as soon as possible eliminate -lcompat use from
your ports.


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