Subject: re: CVSup collections for a NetBSD CVS tree
To: Andrew McMurry <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: matthew green <email@example.com>
Date: 05/04/1999 09:26:42
There is Linux binary support actually in the NetBSD source tree after
all that doesn't support Linux binaries for my platform. Does this
mean that the whole Linux emulation package should be thrown out? or
that I should abandon NetBSD because it is being i386 centrist?
splode ~> ls -l /sys/compat/linux/arch
drwxrwxr-x 3 mrg wsrc 1024 Mar 31 20:39 alpha
drwxrwxr-x 3 mrg wsrc 512 Oct 24 1998 arm32
drwxrwxr-x 3 mrg wsrc 1024 Mar 31 20:39 i386
drwxrwxr-x 3 mrg wsrc 1024 May 1 05:00 m68k
drwxrwxr-x 3 mrg wsrc 512 Oct 24 1998 mips
drwxrwxr-x 3 mrg wsrc 512 Oct 24 1998 powerpc
drwxrwxr-x 3 mrg wsrc 512 Oct 24 1998 sparc
drwxrwxr-x 3 mrg wsrc 512 Oct 24 1998 sparc64
now, i'm fairly sure that most of those don't work, but that's a
*bug* and is to be fixed. nathan williams did work on making
the COMPAT_LINUX support work for all ports affected (like the
other COMPAT_XXX options do or are becoming more like) last year.
i believe it works for alpha and m68k, as well as i386. all it
needs is someone willing to write the code for other ports...
but most of the hard work is already done.