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

my point is that IMHO there would be
far less chance of debian-68k discontinuing if
lenny were moved to debian-netbsd-68k instead
of debian-linux-68k. that would be just for the new

i don't see your logic at all either, maybe we are
just not communicating.  the port is in danger of dying.

the design difference in netbsd is that there is more
difference than as you say, there is little with linux. but
it appears that results in fewer higher level differences.

to reiterate:

Netbsd: more difference with models ("platform" is i believe the
proper term) w/in 68k at kernel/toolchain level,
less issues at user level with practically no need for any separate
attention to 68k packages vis a vis any other processors (i386 typically)
that is why over there they don't build all binary. for the more
esoteric packages it suffices to test on any architecture/platform.
if people really think they want/need KDE for 68k they can build it
themselves (but most likely no one cares to and no one does)

Linux: little differeence with models w/in 68k , much more difference
of 68k with other architecture (aka i386).

Netbsd: apparently there are some packages known are Shared on
the installation images which are the intermediate level where the
brand of 68k does not matter but 68k matters for prebuilt binaries reason.

On 4/19/07, Goswin von Brederlow
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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