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Re: "Debian Within a Darwin System"

On Mon, Aug 02, 2004 at 11:21:59AM -0400, Scott Henson wrote:
} Gregory Seidman <gss+debian@cs.brown.edu> writes:
} > On Sun, Aug 01, 2004 at 10:59:07PM +0000, Alexander Solla wrote:
} > I wouldn't be quite automatic. Among other things, I would want
} > Debian-managed software to be outside the main tree (i.e. in /usr/local
} > or, better, in /sw or the like). I also wouldn't want or need much of
} > the software that is shipped with MacOS X, so there would have to be
} > equivs packages set up for all of that stuff. This includes things like
} > the X server, the compiler, etc. It would also be very interesting to
} > have two versions of anything Qt-based, since there is a MacOS-native
} > version of the Qt library (GPL'd as well as commercial). I don't think
} > any of this would require tremendous work, just an unofficial repository
} > to supply the modified and extra packages.
} >
} I don't know about this.  That sounds a lot like what fink is doing.

See my previous post on why Fink isn't good enough. Anyhow, I'm in favor
of a full Debian Darwin distribution. My intentions, however, are to use
it to make well-packaged software available on MacOS X.

} Scott Henson <scotth@csee.wvu.edu>

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