svn commit: r266553 - head/release/scripts

Baptiste Daroussin bapt at
Fri May 23 16:20:26 UTC 2014

On Fri, May 23, 2014 at 08:52:28AM -0700, Nathan Whitehorn wrote:
> 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?
> -Nathan

just simple examples in armv6:
- eabi vs oabi
- The different float abi (even if only one is supported for now others are
  being worked on)
- little endian vs big endian

the extras flexibilit is being able to say this binary do support freebsd i386
and amd64 in one key, freebsd:9:x86:*, or or all arches freebsd:10:*

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