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Re: Status FreeBSD libc5?

On Sun, Nov 30, 2003 at 07:57:29PM -0700, jse@xmission.com wrote:
> Hello, 
> I was just wondering what the status of the debian-bsd stuff in general.  
> I have looked back a few months in the mailing list archives and I didn't 
> really get a feel for what the current direction is.  I noticed some 
> postings earlier this month about NetBSD and glibc.  They also referenced 
> FreeBSD and glibc.  I however could not actually look at the web paged 
> linked to (I assume because of the compromised servers?).

Yes. I'm moving the tarballs to gnuab. See the mailing list for Glibc-based
ports (glibc-bsd-devel at alioth), I posted a mail with the new link there.

> I also looked at the /ports/netbsd and /ports/freebsd pages on the debian 
> web site.  I am particularly interested in FreeBSD as I have run my 
> internet radio station on it for a year and it runs very well.  However, 
> it is a remote machine and trying to keep up with patches is kind of a 
> bummer.  I tried tracking -stable but it is still work to make world and 
> all of that.  So I have just switched to Debian (Linux) to see if that is 
> as stable, easier to maintain, and keep up with security.  But I would 
> really like to use FreeBSD and I think perhaps the Debian-FreeBSD might be 
> the ticket. 

Do you want to use FreeBSD or the kernel of FreeBSD?
> So I guess my question is, is the Debian-FreeBSD-libc5 port stalled?

It's been stalled for long. There was only one person working on it, and
he stopped that many months ago.

> Is 
> there anything I could to do help?

I invite you to help in the Glibc-based GNU/KFreeBSD port, which is the only
one that has proven good results so far, and has an active base of developers
working on it.

Basic programming skills are more than enough to participate. Please contact
the glibc-bsd-devel mailing list (at Alioth) if you're interested.

Robert Millan

"[..] but the delight and pride of Aule is in the deed of making, and in the
thing made, and neither in possession nor in his own mastery; wherefore he
gives and hoards not, and is free from care, passing ever on to some new work."

 -- J.R.R.T, Ainulindale (Silmarillion)

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