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

"Brian Morris" <cymraegish@gmail.com> writes:

> to answer the original question, maybe:
> on the netbsd cd/mirror there is a mac directory and a
> shared directory. i think the shared means other kinds
> of 68k. there is more in the mac directory on netbsd than
> you find in debian-linux-68k. some basic utility/toolchain stuff.
> But my impression is that things get more complicated later on,
> or/and perhaps deeper in the code, that is maintaining the
> 68k binaries is harder than it should be with them being
> universal across brands. whereas with netbsd there is less
> of that even among varieties of 68k, never mind higher up
> to less competition with powerpc and intel sources. so even
> if there are byte order problems those could be built from ppc
> sources in netbsd straight away. once the 68k hardware is
> successfully "abstracted" ???
> On 4/9/07, Wouter Verhelst <wouter@debian.org> wrote:
>> On Mon, Apr 09, 2007 at 06:59:20AM -0700, DataZap wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > 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?
>> I'm not sure I understand your question. Could you elaborate?

The only think specific to the m68k model is the bootloader, kernel
and X. Things that use the hardware or rom. Everything else will work
across all m68k systems.

So I fail to see your point.


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