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Re: Glibc-based Debian GNU/KNetBSD

On Thu, Nov 20, 2003 at 11:12:35AM +1100, matthew green wrote:
>    A usable Debian GNU/KNetBSD system based on Glibc is now available:
> so... can someone explain what the plan is for deb/netbsd wrt libc?
> ie, will there be 2 systems one that is compatible with netbsd (ie
> that people can upgrade to, run normal netbsd apps, etc) and one that
> isn't (ie, glibc) ?  or will the binary compatible debian/netbsd die
> now that glibc version has arrived?

I have no intent of switching to the GNU libc version; not an impugnment of
his work, mind you, but one of the main reasons I bother with NetBSD is so
that I can have the native libc (and it's attendant lack of bloat).

We get further and further along the path of "dammit, we really need to
specify architectures by a kernel/arch/libc triple" :/

I'm back from Thailand, now, BTW, and will be working to get the new colo
machine for debian-bsd.lightbearer.com set up in the fairly immediate
Joel Baker <fenton@debian.org>                                        ,''`.
Debian GNU NetBSD/i386 porter                                        : :' :
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