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Re: Alive?

On Wed, Jul 14, 1999 at 05:32:32PM -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 15, 1999 at 10:10:23AM +1000, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> > I envisage a /compat/debian tree, which would be like / to linux.
> > Ie /compat/debian/usr/bin, /compat/debian/usr/share/doc etc.
> > 
> > However, I don't know if FreeBSD will let us do this. Although we could
> > easily move /usr/bin to /compat/debian/usr/bin, this would not work for
> > /usr/lib and /usr/share, whose paths are probably hardcoded into binaries.
> > Ideally, the kernel would search /compat/debian for the stuff first
> > (or /compat/linux). I don't know if it does, though -- /compat/linux might
> > be intended only for system libraries (libc, libm, etc) and not for
> > binaries.
> 	Could we build these by-hand and have the configuration|build
> 	script look for our DebianBSD (linux) binaries in /some-
> 	/compat/debian/library/path?  Then every BSD binary would work
> 	and so would all the Debian user-side tools.

The idea was to avoid rebuilding any packages, though.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB (ex-VK3TYD). 
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