Subject: Re: generic emulators/linux_* packages
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Thomas Klausner <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/12/2003 02:07:26
On Sat, Jan 11, 2003 at 04:56:19PM -0800, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> Then have a setting in, like:
> LINUX?=		suse
> # Used by Linux compatibility to choose distribution of pre-made packages.
> # Possible: suse, debian, redhat, unity
> # Default: suse
> I could help pkgsrc up "debian" and it would be a good test of our
> compat_linux(8).

That'd be great!

> On a related note: since I have most of these "Linux" files now in (my)
> pkgsrc, I could probably automate the building of the Linux-related
> binaries too! (In other words, no need to use outside, like Suse Linux,
> packages.)

Still, outside binaries tend to be built and linked against a particular
linux distribution, and sometimes you need exactly that to make them
run :(

Thomas Klausner -
What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find
out, which is the exact opposite. -- Bertrand Russell