Subject: Re: Multiple linux emulations
To: None <>
From: Benedikt Meurer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/01/2002 11:50:19
On Tue, 01 Oct 2002, Murray Armfield wrote:

> Hi Folks,
>     I noticed that the linux emulation is located by a symbolic soft link.
> This suggests to me that we could do something similar to what is done
> with the lang/sun-j* pkgs and support installs of multiple
> distributions/versions and use appropriate links to select the linux
> binaries.
>    Currently I am switching between the two suse pkgs now and again and
> thought, "this would be nice..."
>    Am I dreaming, am I missing some fundamental aspect? Has this be
> suggested before? Is there any interest?

The question is: Why should we do? Is there any benefit of carrying
several Linux distributions in the pkgsrc tree? The old suse pkgs
are just for compatibility reasons and will be removed sooner or


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