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Old 5th February 2013
haziz haziz is offline
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Default Git for OpenBSD on a DEC VAX?

I am trying to find a binary install of Git for OpenBSD v5.2 running on a DEC VaxStation 4000 Model 90? My particular machine has a staggering 32 megs of RAM but does run GCC version 2.9.5 and Perl 5 version 12 so I suspect I probably can run Git.

Is anybody aware of a Git binary (any version) for the VAX architecture or should I try to compile from source? There is no binary for Git on the OpenBSD packages repository. I have had difficulty compiling Git on NetBSD on x86 in the past so I am expecting even more issues compiling it on a VAX (albeit now on OpenBSD).
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Old 5th February 2013
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You could try to get it working by copying the using the git port from i386 or amd64 or whatever architecture is close to that of your VAX.
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Hello and welcome!

The devel/git port does not have an architecture restriction. But it will not build on Vax if any of its build-dependencies are not available on the platform.
Note that there is a separate list of run-dependencies that may also have architecture restrictions. This is not related to your particular problem, but if you download or build a package which you can not install, this might be the reason.
You can dig through the port Makefiles manually, or just attempt a build. The error messages will explain why devel/git cannot be built on the Vax architecture.

If you are unfamiliar with building packages from ports, FAQ 15 is where to go to get started.

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