Subject: Re: Preliminary patch for Linux emulation
To: None <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/10/2005 09:24:00
On Fri, 9 Dec 2005 wrote:
> attached is a preliminary patch to rework the OS handling in the Linux
> packages. It does change the platform list in some cases, which needs
> review. Esp. the x86_64 and ppc would need testing.
does NetBSD/amd64 support/have compat_linux32 these days?

> But before I invest more time, I'd ask whether this is considered a good
> idea and improvement or not. One thing about the use of USE_NATIVE_LINUX
> vs. OPSYS matching. At least under FreeBSD and DragonFly it is possible
> to chroot and jail a Linux root, so allowing direct dependencies can be
> a bit nicer instead of having to fake uname.

If you ask if something is a good idea, outlining the change in a (more or 
less) few words would be useful (for those that understand the current 
situation, i.e. probably not me :)

  - Hubert