Installing a different PORTVERSION based on OSVERSION?

Darren Pilgrim freebsd at
Sun Feb 14 22:20:13 UTC 2010

Garrett Cooper wrote:
>     Vendor provided binaries are a fun ball of wax to deal with
> because you need to have all dependencies come from the same generic
> pool as the package [/ port] itself, as any
>     This sounds trivial, but it requires changes to pkg_add (for
> fetching / installing a particular revision of the code, as well as
> `slotting' the packages themselves), determining elf-version, ld
> modifications, as well as a few other things. It's been implemented at
> my work [Ironport] from what I've been told, but 1) I'm not sure how
> complete it is, 2) I'm not sure how tested it is, and 3) it hasn't
> been reviewed yet and I'm not sure how much would be put back in the
> community at large to be honest...

Or you can take the vendor's approach and make a static binary with all 
the dependencies (i.e., libraries) compiled in.

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