svn commit: r266553 - head/release/scripts

Nathan Whitehorn nwhitehorn at
Fri May 23 15:52:30 UTC 2014

On 05/23/14 08:36, Baptiste Daroussin wrote:
> On Fri, May 23, 2014 at 08:19:34AM -0700, Nathan Whitehorn wrote:
>> Is there any chance of finally switching the pkg abi identifiers to just
>> be uname -p?
>> -Nathan
> Keeping asking won't make it happen, I have explained a large number of time why it
> happened, why it is not easy for compatibility and why uname -p is still not
> representing the ABI we do support, and what flexibility we need that the
> current string offers to us.
> if one is willing to do the work, please be my guess, just dig into the archives
> and join the pkg development otherwise: no it won't happen before a while
> because we have way too much work on the todo and this item is stored at the
> very end of this todo.
> regards,
> Bapt

I'm happy to do the work, and have volunteered now many times. If uname 
-p does not describe the ABI fully, then uname -p needs changes on the 
relevant platforms. Which are they? What extra flexibility does the 
string give you if uname -p describes the ABI completely?

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