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Re: glibc

On Mon, 19 Jul 1999, Steve Price wrote:

> There is one entry in INDEX for every port.  If you exclude the
> libgnugetopt port itself there are only two that use it.  So not
> as many are "poorly written" as you might think.

I was more thinking about stuff like dpkg.. :)

> That is what I wanted.  My suggestion was to use one from the
> Ports Collection because you can use the patches/* files as a
> jumpstart for what needs to be tweaked in order to get it run
> on a FreeBSD machine.  This requires zero changes to the base
> system (read: no new libc, etc.)  and could easily net you ~2500
> FSSTND-compliant .debs with very little effort.

Yeah, I know. It's probably a pretty good way to go.

> Not a true picture of what I've done over the years.  These are
> ones that I've made changes to and was the last one to touch,
> but you get the idea.  I think I can help if you have specific
> questions. :)

Sounds great! I'll see what I can do. Unfortunately, I haven't got the
ports collection at home so I can't do any real testing.. I guess I should
have used two CD:s instead of being greedy. :-/

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