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Re: Debian-NetBSD for 68k would ease porting issues ?


With few exceptions (like the kernel) NetBSD is binary compatible across
the 68k ports. Is there a simple way to make this work in linux?


On Sat, 7 Apr 2007, Brian Morris wrote:

> Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2007 23:16:30 -0700
> From: Brian Morris <cymraegish@gmail.com>
> To: debian-68k@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Debian-NetBSD for 68k would ease porting issues ?
> Resent-Date: Sun,  8 Apr 2007 01:16:35 -0500 (CDT)
> Resent-From: debian-68k@lists.debian.org
> hi, I was reading up on netbsd and saw claim that porting
> is simplified under their kernel because of some abstraction
> to the hardware, that only in the kernel and a few toolchain
> items would actually porting usually be much of an issue there.
> anyone care to consider this ? since as debian-netbsd now has
> existence as part of Debian with one port, and in my reading
> they said this feature makes porting to netbsd easier than other
> OS which is why netbsd supports so inclusively many architectures.
> I would assume that since there is a netbsd-68k for mac, atari, amiga
> it is simply a matter of someone to start building packages ? Well,
> maybe a little more than that.
> Brian
> p.s. a very nice revamp of the Emile web page at source forge
> with the new release of emile. anybody who hasn't seen it,
> go take a look ! there are a couple of nice surprises, one is
> obvious.
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