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[jmlb2@hermes.cam.ac.uk: Re: dpkg on other unix]

The discussion came up about having debian ports for non-free OS's. I have
already started on a Solaris one myself (79 packages mostly gnu stuff),
Irix is next. 

So at some ppls suggestions.....

----- Forwarded message from Jules Bean <jmlb2@hermes.cam.ac.uk> -----

Date: Wed, 16 Dec 1998 11:29:47 +0000 (GMT)
From: Jules Bean <jmlb2@hermes.cam.ac.uk>
To: Ben Collins <bmc@visi.net>
cc: loic <loic@olsen.ch>, debian-dpkg@lists.debian.org,
Subject: Re: dpkg on other unix

On Thu, 10 Dec 1998, Ben Collins wrote:

> How much interest is there in having some 'ports' of debian that are only
> meant to be overlays to other OS's such as Solaris? I think Solaris would
> be the only one I am interested in.


(modelled after debian-hurd-i386)

Sounds like a cool idea to me!
I don't see any reason we should restrict the debian project to free
kernels.  I mean, we prefer free kernels, but since some people have to
use non-free kernels, it seems cool to me to support them by giving them a
simple way to install all the debian packges.

This should probably be brought up on -devel (maybe it already has - I've
just got back from holiday, and I'm about 2000 messages backlogged on
-devel).  Where it will almost certainly cause a flame-war :-)

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