[pacman-dev] Dropping support for non-ELF systems

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sun Sep 23 04:59:36 EDT 2012

I would like opinions on dropping support for non-ELF systems.  This
would keep Linux, BSD and Hurd, which are the real users of
pacman/makepkg.  It would drop OSX and Cygwin support.

Currently the libdepends/libprovides code in makepkg (pacman-4.0)
depends on libraries being ELF formatted and we have had no complaints -
although that could be because no-one uses it...

Creating split debug packages will also assume ELF formatted files and I
have no intention of adjusting the code in such a way that other formats
can be readily added.

So... any objections to removing cygwin and darwin support?


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