Subject: pkgsrc on hurd and some patches...
To: None <>
From: pancake <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/20/2003 01:05:06

I write a patch that allows pkgsrc to be compilable under Hurd, now another hurd-dev is patching and testing better pkgsrc on hurd.

And we became surprised about some things...

Hurd does not use static buffers like:

char buf[1000];

because it could be buggy and unsecure.

It tries to use malloc/free functions (for example xgethostname instead of gethostname, asprintf instead snprintf)...

We think that could be better do this changes in the official pkgsrc code.

In 1-2 weeks we spect to have this patch done.

For now, pkgsrc works properly under GNU/Hurd. :D
well...under Bee GNU/Hurd ;)