Re: Debian-Gentoo collaboration on GNU/Hurd ports
On Thu, Mar 27, 2003 at 11:55:32PM +0100, Robert Millan wrote:
> we could get a list for that an generic porting discussion. where should
> i ask for a new list of the Hurd project?
I am happy to have such a list for discussing that topic. I just don't know
if the savannah interface for mailing lists in that regard is fully
automatic. Jeff, do you know how this is done?
> > The problem is that Debian bugs should never really go upstream.
> > Debian's glibc is heavily modified to deal with the fact that we have
> > ports that upstream doesn't actively care about (sh and hppa). Some of
> > those changes involve some fairly invasive hacks. Certainly in the case
> > of glibc, you risk facing the Wrath Of Drepper (sort of like the Wrath
> > of Kahn, except that drepper always wins *g*)
> I see.. then maybe it's not a good idea to share porting-related libc
> bugs with Gentoo.
Well, otoh, the Hurd port of glibc is not modified in the Debian version
IIRC (at least not the Hurd specific parts of it).
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