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

Rémy Oudompheng remyoudompheng at gmail.com
Sun Sep 23 08:02:52 EDT 2012

On 2012/9/23 Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> 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?

Does it simplify anything? I would have thought they would continue to
work normally except that the newest features that you mention would
simply not work/be ignored/be disabled on these systems.


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