title="Support pkgsrc cross-bootstrapping"
pkgsrc duplicates NetBSD efforts in maintaining X.org packages.
pkgsrc X11, being able to cross-build, could replace base X11 distribution.
The latter decoupling should simplify maintainance of software;
updating X11 and associated software becomes easier because of
pkgsrc's shorter release cycle and more volatility.
Cross-buildable and cross-installable pkgsrc tools could also
simplify maintainance of slower systems by utilising power of
The goal of this project is to make it possible to bootstrap
pkgsrc using available cross-build tools (e.g. NetBSD's).
This project requires good understanding of cross-development,
some knowledge of NetBSD build process or ability to create cross-development toolchain,
and familiarity with pkgsrc bootstrapping.
Note: basic infrastructure for this exists as part of various previous
GSoC projects. General testing is lacking.
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