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Re: Debian FreeBSD

> > Very little software should need to be recompiled in this case -- just
> > use the bsd kernel with the linux compatability library.
> > 
> > The post I saw looked like an attempt to marshal support for recompiling
> > every debian package.
> > 
> > If the purpose is indeed what you say the approach is all wrong.

On Fri, Nov 19, 1999 at 11:31:36AM -0500, Clint Adams wrote:
> Let's say you want bash on your FreeBSD system.  Which approach
> are you going to take?

Are we talking about wedging Debian software into a FreeBSD system, or
are we talking about making the FreeBSD kernel available to Debian users.

If the latter, you'd provide a freebsd-kernel and a freebsd-debian-compat
package, which a debian user could install in place of a
linux-kernel. [And, possible the compat package would depend on some
collection of packages -- I don't know what the linux compat library
specifically requires be installed on the system].  Perhaps you'd even
make some effort to allow the debian user to choose between a freebsd
kernel and a linux kernel at boot time.

If the former, why even bother calling it debian?  Or are we expecting
FreeBSD to start following debian policy.


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