Subject: Re: Multiple linux emulations
To: None <>
From: Murray Armfield <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/02/2002 08:55:36
On Tue, 1 Oct 2002 07:50 pm, you wrote:
> 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 =
> > 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 a=
> > 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
> later.
> Benedikt

I have a couple of linux apps that are not entirely happy campers with th=
more recent suse version in pkgsrc.