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Re: RFC: Better portability for package maintainers

Erast Benson wrote:
On Sat, 2006-05-20 at 12:32 -0500, Michael Banck wrote:
We had a pure NetBSD port before, but so far no non-glibc port got added
to the archive officially (but that doesn't mean it would get rejected
if it was of release quality).
IMHO a glibc-based OpenSolaris would certainly be the better and more
interesting option (but might take some effort initially).

Do you really believe so? Do you understand that such a "hybrid" will
not run any existing Solaris apps like you will not be able to run
simple thinks like Macromedia flush player, JRE, JDK, Oracle, SAP, etc
etc... Do you still wanna do that?

Then provide the Solaris libc and other support libraries somewhere proprietary applications can use them, while building your system around glibc. This would also solve the problem of shipping binaries linked with a non-GPL-compatible glibc together with said libc, which as it currently stands is a violation of the GPL (AIUI, anyway).

- tfheen

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