Tried to compile pppd but no luck
I tried to compile pppd, just a checkout from the cvs at cvs.samba.org
What I saw was that the support for freebsd was discontinued since
freebsd-3.0 (1999), also it patches the kernel.
What I did:
cp Makefile.linux Makefile.gfbsd
vi Makefile.gfbsd (I changed sys-linux.c to sys-bsd.c)
make -f Makefile.gfbsd
And a lot of errors about symbols explicetely defined in sys-bsd.c and
Checking the configure script at the top level seems that it patches the
freebsd kernel (version 3 and others ancient versions).
----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Millan" <email@example.com>
To: "Nathan Hawkins" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, June 27, 2003 9:35 AM
Subject: Re: PPP for GNU/FreeBSD (was: Re: apt repository)
> On Thu, Jun 26, 2003 at 05:02:03PM -0400, Nathan Hawkins wrote:
> > You might want to make sure there aren't any changes in FreeBSD cvs
> > that haven't been merged upstream. I've run into problems in the past
> > with FreeBSD not pushing diffs (or not making it in). (binutils and gcc
> > come to mind readily...)
> Ok, will note that.
> > The dual libc configuration I'm playing with looks like it might make it
> > quite easy to run both glibc and native libc together, and in that case
> > native FreeBSD system utilities won't be a problem.
> Yep. As you put it, maybe it's better to just use BSD libc for all of
> FreeBSD's utilities unless there's a good reason to port a component
> (and maintain it) for Glibc.
> I can think of programs that have trouble sharing /etc or those which
> need to be usable on other Glibc-based systems (like ufsutils) as example
> of good reasons to port a given utility.
> > Which FreeBSD's ppp? There are two, both kernel-mode and user-mode ppp
> > exist. pppd should probably be the debian package, patched as needed.
> > But I see no reason not to support both, if both work.
> Sure, we should have debian's default pppd. Asides from that, I don't see
> any problem with supporting FreeBSD's ppp implementations too (as long
> as they work with cross-libc)
> Robert Millan
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