Re: packages for base system
I'm thinking of hacking the Linux compat stuff, and just moving where the
libraries are located. I think I should be able to point BSD binaries at
someplace like /lib/bsd or /usr/lib/bsd, and symlink /compat/linux to /.
That might provide a good start.
I'm planning to try it with FreeBSD under VMware, but the same approach could
probably be attempted with NetBSD. I'm more interested in FreeBSD, though.
The other obvious approach is static linking the BSD utilities that can't live
On Wed, Jun 27, 2001 at 06:18:01PM -0700, Josh Wilmes wrote:
> > libc6 - GNU C Library: Shared libraries and timezone data *
> Unless I missed it, nobody else has mentioned the fact that making a bsd
> box work with a gnu libc is a non-trivial problem. Certain utilities which
> need to come from bsd (ps, netstat, etc) would almost certainly require the bsd
> libc to work.
> Having both libcs coexisting would also be problematic. I'm not sure
> what the right solution would be. I suppose one could have do it the way
> solaris does (/usr/ucbinclude, /usr/ucblib, etc). Bit icky.
> It seems to me that this is one of the most fundamental issues that will
> need to be resolved.
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