Subject: Re: linux_libs pkg
To: Matthias Scheler <>
From: Soren S. Jorvang <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/09/1998 13:41:07
On Fri, Oct 09, 1998 at 01:29:35PM +0200, Matthias Scheler wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 09, 1998 at 01:20:50PM +0200, Soren S. Jorvang wrote:
> > No flame-war intended. (I didn't even foresee one, assumning
> > that Linux distributions woulndn't be too hot a topic on this list.)
> Too late, we'll definitely get one.


> > I remember something about Debian having a reasonable, BSD-like
> > build-from-source system for their packages. That might be
> > interesting for, say, building the compatibility libraries
> > from source using the cross/*linux* packages.
> Debian uses a non standard distribution format, they seem to favour featurism
> over stability and they compile weird pathnames into their binaries.
> > I have no experience whatsoever with SuSE. Please educate me.
> tron@piggy:~>uptime
>   1:25pm  up 147 days, 20:53h,  2 users,  load average: 0.16, 0.04, 0.01

Yes yes, but in the context of snarfing compatibility libraries
(which I take it do not themselves vary greatly between distributions)
for use with (the) NetBSD (package system), how do the distributions

How do SuSE (and Debian) gather in the sources for building their
packages? How are they stored (on the net)? Etc.?

(Don't feel obliged to explain all of it to me. I'd just like to
hear what is is (in this context) that makes you choose one over
the other.)