packages on solaris 9

Dagobert Michelsen dam at
Mon Feb 9 21:10:41 CET 2015

Hi Riccardo,

> Am 08.02.2015 um 13:25 schrieb Riccardo Mottola <rmottola at>:
> Maciej (Matchek) Bliziński wrote:
>> 2015-02-08 12:06 GMT+00:00 Riccardo Mottola <rmottola at>:
>>> could you please check that unstable9s has the same level of packages as
>>> unstable10s?
>> By level, do you mean versions?
> Exactly. Right now I ure have a problem with tls, icu, objc
>> A general note on S9: many packages are no longer built for S9.
>> Discrepancies between S9 and S10 package versions will keep
>> increasing. There is no fix for that other than spending effort on S9
>> package updates, but we don't want to do that.
>> You either need to update the S9 packages yourself, or drop the S9
>> build of your packages.
> In case they are missing, I'll attempt a build then. It would be a pity to drop something that works.
> The problem here is that it works with "old" versions, but I had to update the runtime dependencies and also all those nasty package overrides I need.
> That said the question remains if I can mark a dependency generic on "CSWlibobjc*" or somehow, instead of CSWlibobjc4

No, you either need to make different GAR Makefiles or at least use os-specific
dependencies which is ugly, but doable. I strongly suggest not backporting the stuff
we left behind to Solaris 9 to have uniform dependencies.

Best regards

  — Dago

"You don't become great by trying to be great, you become great by wanting to do something,
and then doing it so hard that you become great in the process." - xkcd #896

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