Re: Glibc-based Debian GNU/KNetBSD
On Tue, Dec 02, 2003 at 04:21:04PM -0500, Perry E.Metzger wrote:
> Joel Baker <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> >> 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?
> > Crucial issues mostly amounted to differences between libraries linked to
> > on NetBSD and those linked to by default under Linux (which, prior to the
> > patches, XFree86 assumed for Debian).
> > Apart from that, it was mostly stuff like "where do man pages live", "how
> > do I call <X> userland utility", etc - most of that is in the NetBSD.cf
> > patch.
> Okay, so it wasn't functional issues, it was integration issues. Gotcha.
Just like with the Glibc-based port. I haven't had to write code for a new
kernel, or for a new C library, since both KNetBSD (K for 'kernel of') and
Glibc are supported in Xfree86.
"[..] 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)