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Re: libc strategy

Quoting Matthew Garrett <mjg59@srcf.ucam.org>:

> I've been spending the day playing with this. At a rough guess, about
> half of base compiles without too much hassle with the BSD libc (the
> main problem is usually having to link against the GNU getopt library)
> The packages left that are more "interesting" are:
> util-linux	(Again hardly surprising. Again I'd guess that using the
> 		BSD versions would be easier)

In a fit of sheer insanity, I did "apt-get source util-linux" and
transfered the source to my NetBSD/sparc box to try compiling some
things.  I'm happy to report that "banner" compiles and runs
flawlessly!  :)

Actually, after your previous comment the one I wanted to try was
getopt (the command line version).  It actually compiles, but issues a
warning that "getopt_long_only" was defined implicitly (uh oh), and of
course when it tries to link it fails.

Everything in text-utils compiles fine, and seems to work although I
didn't really test it too much.  I'm going to bed now, before I do
something really stupid.  [For the record, fdisk doesn't compile, so
I didn't get the chance to run it... :)]

GT <gt@dreamsmith.org>                       http://www.dreamsmith.org
"We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a
journey that no one else can take for us or spare us." - Marcel Proust

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