Subject: Re: Multiple linux emulations
To: None <>
From: Urban Boquist <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/01/2002 13:12:52
>>>>> Benedikt Meurer writes:

BM> The question is: Why should we do? Is there any benefit of
BM> carrying several Linux distributions in the pkgsrc tree?

Yes, actually I think there is. And the reason is, in short, "bugs".

From my rather limited experience, Linux libraries seem to be
extremely buggy. And the number of bugs do not even decrease between
releases, they just transform into different bugs... ;-)

For example, I am currently having problems displaying 8-bit Swedish
characters in Windows created by the sun-jre Linux JVM, they just
appear as empty boxes. If I switch back from suse-7.3 to suse-6.4
libraries, without changing anything else, everything works as it

Just my SEK 0.02,

        -- Urban