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Re: Glibc-based Debian GNU/KNetBSD

Nathan Hawkins <utsl@quic.net> writes:
>> > (btw, fixing the X server is on my todo)
>> All I have to say about the X server, as the person who generated most
>> of the patches, is that they're actually very straightforward, if rather
>> invasive. I simply had to go through each config option and decide whether
>> it should be handled in the 'native' way, or the GNU-userland way (and it
>> was very much a userland issue, not a libc issue).
>> The *hard* part was in hunting down build problems and bad assumptions in
>> something the size of the X codebase. That isn't going to be any saner on a
>> Glibc+FreeBSD system; probably less sane, in fact.
> That was pretty much my experience, too. In fact, I tried to get it
> working on glibc, and had fits with it. I particularly remember xterm
> being a disaster. I gave up on it, and Robert evidently got it working
> except for the server. It probably needs some headers in <sys/> that
> glibc didn't get right.

I haven't been following too closely. Could someone explain what the
issue is? Obviously XFree works fine on NetBSD -- I'm using it at this
very moment. Given that it works fine on NetBSD, what's the issue?


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