Aleksey Cheusov <cheusov%tut.by@localhost> 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 libs/otherwise.
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