Re: RFC: Better portability for package maintainers
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- Subject: Re: RFC: Better portability for package maintainers
- From: Ron Johnson <email@example.com>
- Date: Sat, 20 May 2006 19:36:30 -0500
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Roger Leigh wrote:
> Erast Benson <email@example.com> writes:
>> On Sat, 2006-05-20 at 12:32 -0500, Michael Banck wrote:
>>> We had a pure NetBSD port before, but so far no non-glibc port got added
>>> to the archive officially (but that doesn't mean it would get rejected
>>> if it was of release quality).
>>> IMHO a glibc-based OpenSolaris would certainly be the better and more
>>> interesting option (but might take some effort initially).
>> Do you really believe so? Do you understand that such a "hybrid" will
>> not run any existing Solaris apps like you will not be able to run
>> simple thinks like Macromedia flush player, JRE, JDK, Oracle, SAP, etc
>> etc... Do you still wanna do that?
> Yes, IMO.
> GNU libc likely does not support Solaris-specific features. This is
> not a reason to not use GNU libc however, but is a reason to add the
> missing features. I understand that glibc was known to work on
> Solaris in the past, so it can surely be fixed up to work with some
> effort. In the long term, having GNU libc on GNU/Solaris is very
> desirable, and I wouldn't call it GNU/Solaris myself until it uses GNU
If you aren't getting Solaris-specific features (dtrace, etc ?),
then what's the point of running Solaris?
(Please don't think this a flame, it's a sincere question.)
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