In message <p05101007b7f245e1b2b6@[]> Garance A Drosihn writes:
: At 12:43 PM -0700 10/16/01, Brooks Davis wrote:
: >I've been trying to get applix 5.0 to work and I've been running into
: >some interesting problems.  The first one was that current has the
: >getresuid syscall and the gtk12 build detects and uses it.  Unfortunately
: >FreeBSD 3.x and 4.x don't have this syscall so you can't use libgtk12
: >with old libc's if it's built on current.  I was able to build a new
: >one with use of getresuid disabled and that got the main program to
: >load. It appears that the gtk12 port needs to disable this dubious
: >feature or getresuid needs to be MFC'd all the way back to 3.x.
: If I understand the above, then you compiled something on -current
: and you wanted it to run on release-4 and release-3.  I do not think
: you can count on that.  If you want a program to run on multiple
: releases, then you'll need to compile it on the lowest release, not
: on -current.

Yup.  I've done things like creating a chroot area and mounting a 3.5
or 2.2.8 cdrom and then mounting another fs in that chroot area to
access the sources and then building it there.  But as you go back in
time in FreeBSD it gets much harder to have ports be supported...


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