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Change to pkg_add - get other architecture

Discussion in 'FreeBSD Development' started by mix_room, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. mix_room

    mix_room Member

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    I was compiling an embedded image using nanobsd when I realised that I was adding packages for the wrong architecture. My development machine was running amd64, but the target requires i386. Cross-compiling to i386 seems to work, but a problem remained with packages. I was using pkg_add to fetch the latest packages, and didn't want to add them manually.

    I patched /usr/src/usr.sbin/pkg_install/add/main.c to solve my problem. I added a '-A' or '--architecture' argument which lets pkg_add fetch other architectures.

    I would like to submit my patch to the community in case any one else has similar needs. I realise that I probably don't fulfill the style requirements, and I guess my patch file may be fully standard conforming, but hope that my, albeit small, contribution may be accepted.


    -A i386 --architecture i386
     

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    trasz@ Member Developer

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    Thanks! Note, however, that the suggested way of submitting patches is via the PR system (http://www.freebsd.org/send-pr.html) and posting it to mailing lists. Many (most) developers don't track the FreeBSD Forums yet.
     
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    Thanks for the tip. Do I still need to do this, or have you already pushed it upstream?

    Which mailing-list is the correct one to post it to, or is this done automatically when a PR is submitted?
     
  4. trasz@

    trasz@ Member Developer

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    Package tools are not my field, I'm afraid. I think you should do that.