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Re: Debian and the Single UNIX Spec

jrv@vanzandt.mv.com (James R. Van Zandt)  wrote on 07.07.97 in <[🔎] m0wlOPC-0006HhC@vanzandt.mv.com>:

> Marek Michalkiewicz <marekm@piast.t19.ds.pwr.wroc.pl> writes:
> >All that is needed is a public announcement, that the Debian project
> >is committed to make the system conform to the standard as closely
> >as possible.  What do the developers think about it?
> First, could you or somebody skim it looking for glaring
> inconsistencies with Debian policy?

Well, once my CD-ROM of this (with book) arrives (which should be any day  
now), I'm gonna look it over. However, I don't expect policy problems.

It's basically a very expanded version of POSIX. We can't possibly come  
near to conformance for 2.0; there's just too much.

Besides, the spec mostly defines library calls and utility functionality;  
both areas that are much more affected by upstream authors than by us.

For example, I think it says that you need to have the tli network  
interface, the one usually found on top of STREAMS. Who's gonna do that?

Still, where we actually have a choice, we should probably follow it.

MfG Kai

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