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Re: "Debian Within a Darwin System"

On Mon, 2 Aug 2004, Gregory Seidman wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 01, 2004 at 10:59:07PM +0000, Alexander Solla wrote:
> } On Sunday 01 August 2004 07:13 pm, Gregory Seidman wrote:
> } eat if Debian chose to begin supporting
> }
> } > I can't see Debian supporting MacOS X directly, since I believe there is
> } > some bad blood between Apple and Debian. Darwin, however, is a
> } > reasonable BSD to support, and any work done there could be ported to
> } > MacOS X with relative ease. If the Debian project is considering
> } > including Darwin as a supported platform, I would be delighted.
> }
> } If a Darwin port were to be done, MacOS X would automatically be supported
> } too.  Roughly speaking, MacOS X is Darwin with a bunch of API's on top.  This
> } is the major reason why Apple is selling--in the figurative sense--Darwin as
> } a development platform for OS X.
> 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

Or /opt/debian, or (IMHO even better) a configurable prefix.

After that it's a small step to build Debian packages for e.g. Solaris (or Red
Hat, FWIW :-) in /home/geert/debian/...



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
							    -- Linus Torvalds

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