Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Apr 2007 18:43 UTC, submitted by ghen
NetBSD The pkgsrc developers are very proud to announce the new pkgsrc-2007Q1 release. Pkgsrc is the primary package management system for NetBSD and DragonFlyBSD, but also supports AIX, BSD/OS, Darwin, FreeBSD, IRIX, Interix, Linux, OSF1, OpenBSD, and SunOS. Apart from a lot of new and updated packages, the infrastructure of pkgsrc itself has been improved for better platform and compiler support, and also for enhanced security.
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Congrats pkgsrc devs!
by ebasconp on Fri 20th Apr 2007 19:49 UTC
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pkgsrc works like a charm on NetBSD and DragonFly systems, and, supports (with some problems) several different OSes.

Congratulations to the pkgsrc developers for the nice work!

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by Silent_Seer on Fri 20th Apr 2007 20:12 UTC
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but also supports AIX, BSD/OS, Darwin, FreeBSD, IRIX, Interix, Linux, OSF1, OpenBSD, and SunOS

Pardon me, but isn't SunOS now called Solaris? Minor issue, anyway.

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RE: SunOS?
by fretinator on Fri 20th Apr 2007 20:28 UTC in reply to "SunOS?"
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At a Solaris 10 command prompt type "uname" and see what you get.

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RE[2]: SunOS?
by ebasconp on Fri 20th Apr 2007 21:14 UTC in reply to "RE: SunOS?"
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On an AMD64 machine you see

SunOS, x86 x86pc

instead of x86_64.

I do not know why you must compile your applications with -m64 option on gcc (in Solaris Express) if you want a 64 bits app. Other OSes in their 64 bits versions, take this as a default.

This guy wrote a patch to deal with this problem and provide a lot of apps on Solaris through pkgsrc:

Edited 2007-04-20 21:16

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Many thanks pkgsrc team
by MarkSThomas on Sat 21st Apr 2007 12:50 UTC
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You guys make installing applications a real joy! Thanks for the hard work and dedication.

I would also like to think David Brownlee for pkg_chk. Another great piece of work.

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