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Re: Detecting kfreebsd kernel while compiling [hurd]

Hello Guillem,

Guillem Jover <guillem@debian.org> wrote:
> As being said on the list, explicitly checking for those on the source
> is not usually the correct solution. I've taken a look at the xfe code
But what is the correct solution?

> now, and I see three portability checks.
Thanks for looking!

> For the tty ones in xvt/ttyinit.c the linux check is wrong, it should
> check for __GLIBC__ (which is what was intended as can be read from
But __GLIBC__ would be also true for GNU/kFreeBSD, but the existing
device is not /dev/ptmx. So I must differentiate between GNU/Linux and
GNU/kFreeBSD, isn't it?

> Then there's the mount/unmount support, which seems to be truly Linux
> specific.
But I still I don't know how to change them for the right support on
GNU/kFreeBSD and GNU/Hurd. I think I must speak with upstream.

> And finally the package support, which should not be kernel dependent
> at all (currently wrongly checks for Linux). This check should just be
> removed and the functionality enabled at build or run time if dpkg or
Where are the code about you speak here? I don't understand your idea
and I don't know what I should change.

Fondest regards,
 Joachim Wiedorn

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