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Re: osabi and x11-links: for NetBSD only, or other (quasi-)Unixes also?

Aleksey Cheusov <> writes:

>>  >> I couldn't find anything like osabi and x11-links in FreeBSD
>  >> ports collection or for Linux.
>> It is a general pkgsrc facility, not specific to NetBSD.  On a Mac with
>> 10.6.5:
> Personally, I think that in it current form osabi package is absolutely
> useless on Linux and even harmful. Assumptions about API/ABI
> breakages/changes on NetBSD can not be applied to Linux or other OSes
> without deep knowledge about those OSes. In my view osabi package should
> be used only on per-OS basis. Sticking to kernel version is also a
> disputable idea. It seems ok for BSD where kernel version is always
> synced with userspace but not for Linux.

Fine, but the concept is valid.  The mapping of
what's-on-your-GNU/Linux-box to osabi version may need spiffing up.
Maybe on Linux one needs shadow packages for various base system

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