"Thomas Mueller" <mueller6724%bellsouth.net@localhost> writes: > I wonder how other OSes and other package managers, or lack of package > manager, get along without osabi. In Linux it seems to be some combination of having the kernel and include files in a package and difficulty updating. My hazy impression is that people who run Linux need to reinstall from scratch every few years. > If I try pkgsrc in Linux, then I run into osabi difficulties if I > choose between several kernels? Probably; you could spiff up osabi to know that mulitple kernels have the same abi. Also, only a few programs depend on osabi. > It could also be a nuisance to one who tracks NetBSD-current. It's a minor annoyance at times, but it also forces rebuilding programs that might depend on the system ABI, so really it's a feature.
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