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Re: FreeBSD patch for dpkg?



On Fri, Apr 25, 2003 at 11:08:58AM +0100, Fred wrote:
> Hi All,
> 
> I am trying to compile dpkg on FreeBSD 4.6.2 so that I can get the ball
> rolling so to speak. From what I have read on the archives I need to get a
> patch for dpkg because the libc for NetBSD at least (and presumably
> FreeBSD) does not support "obstack". Where can I get this patch? I have
> not found a FreeBSD one.
> 
> Also, is the strategy for Debian BSD to use the native libc for
> Free/NetBSD? Or is glibc eventually gonna be used leaving only the BSD
> kernel and maybe other BSD utils at users discretion?
> 
> Sorry if these are known issues.
> 
> Thanks for your help.
> 
> Cheers, Fred.

dpkg, as of the next release, should support NetBSD without patching; the
maintainer has an account on (at least) my box, and ftw() now works, so
things should be clear.

NetBSD is most assuredly using the native libc; a netbsd-libc (libc12)
package is available from debian-bsd.lightbearer.com.

As for FreeBSD, I know some chunk of work was done on making it use glibc,
and at least one of the active glibc folks is wanting to get a FreeBSD box
to make sure new things don't break on it.
-- 
Joel Baker <fenton@debian.org>

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