HEADS-UP: removed COMPAT_43 from GENERIC (and other configs)
joel at FreeBSD.org
Fri Jun 16 16:09:06 UTC 2006
On Thu, 2006-06-15 at 23:04 +0200, Alexander Leidinger wrote:
> Quoting "Poul-Henning Kamp" <phk at phk.freebsd.dk> (Thu, 15 Jun 2006 20:36:57 +0000):
> > In message <4491C2F0.6000007 at rogers.com>, Mike Jakubik writes:
> > >What about COMPAT_43TTY? Is this still needed, how exactly does it
> > >affect the system?
> > It adds a bunch of ancient-compatible ioctls to the kernel.
> > It is, as a principle, not needed, but thanks to the many variants
> > of "sh configure" employed in usr/ports, a quite large number of
> > ports go "Ohh, this is BSD, I'd better use the old ioctls" and
> > break if you don't offer them.
> Hmmm, what do you think about this entry for the ideas list:
> Fix ports which break without COMPAT_43TTY in the kernel.
> Some ports may break when removing COMPAT_43TTY from the kernel config.
> This is because they just assume old ioctl's when they identify
> FreeBSD. The goal of this entry is to identify the ports which behave
> like this (maybe portmgr is willing to do an experimental run on the
> ports build cluster for this, or you have to install a tinderbox and do
> it yourself) and fix them (patches should also be send upstream).
> - knowledge of autotools
> - time and patience
Committed to the ideas page with some minor modifications, thanks.
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