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Re: RFC: Better portability for package maintainers

On Sun, 2006-05-21 at 10:44 +0200, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> 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.

It is not easy possible to achieve. I'd say it would be impossible to
make it clean. The better way which we could follow in the future is to
port missing GLIBC functionality to SUN C library.


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