Subject: Re: using NetBSD pkgsrc on Linux/Solaris
To: None <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/20/1999 04:33:01
On Mon, 20 Sep 1999 wrote:
> 	Looking at, the pkgsrc collection seess to work on Linux
> 	and Solaris.  Are there any instructions on doing these?  A friend
> 	of mine is doing pkgsrc/ports-alike for bsdi, and it would be better
> 	if we can use NetBSD pkgsrc on top of bsdi.
> 	I could not find documentation on (maybe my search
> 	keyword is wrong).

Well, just use it. :-) There's some things he'll likely want to adopt:
 - pkg_* tools
 - tar's --fast-read option
 - gzip, gnu patch, dunno what else we don't that BSDI doesn't have

With all that in place, just grabbing pkgsrc and compiling away should be
possible.  Of course patches will need some adjustment, etc.  
pkgsrc/README and pkgsrc/Packages.txt should help further.

Someone mentioned zoularis in this context: zoularis is a port of (Net)BSD
userland (libs, headers, some(?) utilities) to non-BSD environment, namely
Solaris and Linux right now. Assuming that BSDI is BSD, most of it
shouldn't be necessary. It may still give a nice idea of what's really
needed to get going, though. (see the pkgsrc/cross/zoularis package).

 - Hubert

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