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Re: portability as a goal for debian?

On Tue, 6 Mar 2001, Andreas Schuldei wrote:

> While working on the OpenBSD port of debian I notice several
> spots in the debian package infrastructure which are not portable
> accross unices. These are mostly gnuisms of make, but also in the
> gnu file utilitys. Other problems arise when in the packages

Please don't try to let the OpenBSD port of Debian work without the GNU
tools. The GNU tools are portable and I don't expect many problems getting
them running on OpenBSD. And is there a good reason not to use e.g.
GNU make?



Nicht weil die Dinge schwierig sind wagen wir sie nicht,
sondern weil wir sie nicht wagen sind sie schwierig.

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