Re: FW: testing, testing
On Mon, Jul 12, 1999 at 11:26:03PM -0500, Steve Price wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Jul 1999, Gary Kline wrote:
> #> I like this idea, too. It gives the BSD user a clean way of using many
> #> Linux tools without messing up their standard distribution.
> # I think that sharing ideas between Debian and BSD can't help
> # but be a win; and in particular, I'd like to see dpkg/dselect
> # ported to FreeBSD. Our ports methology is excellent only if
> # the user understand each and every dependency.
> # Steve, wasn't someone working on this?
> Yes. Unfortunately (Marcel the person recently joining FreeBSD
> to work on the Linux ABI/ports) has chosen to use RedHat's rpm
> format for the Ports Collection. I do have a nearly complete port
> of dpkg for FreeBSD though laying around somewhere. Nothing's
> stopping us from providing a better alternative.
I'm ready to alpha test your port on my 3.2 system whenever
you're ready. We can chase out some of the bugs... then
it can be the starting point for the debianBSD effort if
it ever happens.
Gary D. Kline firstname.lastname@example.org Public service Unix