Re: Re: Debian BSD.. cool idea
I recall waay back on Jan 30 when Steve Price wrote:
> I did a port of dpkg version 184.108.40.206 about a year ago and
> provided it recently to someone else on this list. I believe
> he used it to build a small set of packages but I don't know
> where they are.
Could I get a copy of that? It might save some trouble if I'm going to try
I just did a stupid port (read: doesn't work entirely) of the latest dpkg
from Woody (now THERE'S a serious problem with integrating anything from
Debian into FreeBSD... all the jokes that would come out of that name..
;-) and it seems to run ok. Things that broke big time were mainly:
start-stop-daemon: this needs a big chunk of OS support, but it's nicely
segregated out. I started porting some code from 'ps' to do it but decided
for now to just make it fail (doing a proof-of-concept port here).
md5sum: uses gettext, which didn't seem to agree with it. So I turned NLS
off and it compiles ok.
dselect: their ncurses signal handling doesn't seem to agree with BSD
somewhere. This is probably an OS dependency I didn't take the time to
root out in the headers. So you can't resize the terminal while running
dselect with this version.
make: You've gotta use gmake to compile it all.
Other than that they seem to go ok. It even came up in Japanese since I
had the locale set to that. Quite surprised me... =)
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