[RFC] Why FreeBSD ports should have branches by OS version
mueller6722 at twc.com
Tue Jun 27 21:02:57 UTC 2017
from Mark Linimon:
> Remember that NetBSD runs on dozens of targets*, of which only two support
> Ada AFAIK.
> * http://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-7.1/
I follow http://releng.netbsd.org/cgi-bin/builds.cgi
which shows 72 targets for HEAD, 67 targets for netbsd-7 and netbsd-8, 60 targets for netbsd-6.
Ada, developed by the US Department of Defense, was not originally for amd64 and i386.
A large part of the problem is that building Ada requires a preexisting GNAT.
Full GCC suite includes Ada, and is capable of cross-compilation, raising the possibility of building for other targets.
I can not say with authority which targets would succeed.
Dragonlace.net shows a port for FreeBSD aarch64.
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