Subject: Re: suse91_* packages
To: Jaromir Dolecek <jdolecek@NetBSD.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/30/2005 15:13:32
In message <20050129091649.A9B854921DC@s102-n054.tele2.cz>, Jaromir Dolecek wri
>Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
>> What is the situation with regard to the suse91_* packages? There are
>> packages that depend on them, such as the Linux firefox-bin package,
>> but the messages I get when I try to install them warns that Linux
>> emulation isn't stable. Can these co-exist with the suse7.3 packages?
>It's better to switch to suse9.1 packages wholesale.
>The emulation appears to run fine on NetBSD 2.0+, it doesn't appear
>to have problems specific to running under NetBSD. I've just removed
>the warning message from the package build.
OK -- installed.
I wonder if the suse9 metapackage should be in emulators instead of
meta-pkgs, or perhaps in addition to. Also packages like aim and acroread5
will install the older suse pieces if they're missing something, even
if the other installed stuff uses suse9. I suspect that can lead to
--Prof. Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb