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Re: RFC: Better portability for package maintainers

> On Sun, 2006-05-21 at 09:44:50 -0700, Erast Benson wrote:
>> because non-glibc Debian architectures does exists (i.e.
>> FreeBSD,Solaris,Darwin), and it is time to consider them and accept
>> their existence. Those core architectures are open sourced and their
>> communities will only grow over time. It is not like they will
>> disappear, that means Debian must adjust to the new fact of life: "we
>> have more than one major OS totally open-sourced at its core".
> There's no such thing as a non-glibc FreeBSD port for Debian for years
> now. The only one maintained and in good shape is GNU/kFreeBSD (based
> on glibc).

I'm sorry, I assumed that these ports are still alive:

http://www.debian.org/ports/freebsd/bsd-libc-based (GNU/FreeBSD)
http://www.debian.org/ports/netbsd (GNU/NetBSD)

Looks like they are dead at the moment... :-) Though, it could be changed
if there going to be some people who would be willing to work on it, which
I doubt.

Well Fink(MacOSX add-on) and Nexenta (GNU/OpenSolaris OS) are still in
pretty active development. That was my point.

Please, don't get me wrong, I do not push anything or asking for anything,
I'm just trying to figure out current situation with non-glibc ports. It
seems to me based on previous replies that Nexenta is the only non-glibc
port which is active at the moment.
Again, correct me if I'm wrong. Fink is not an operating system, it is an
add-on to MacOSX, so I do not count it.

Thanks for all replies.

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