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On Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 05:27:08PM +0200, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 04:39:56PM +0200, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 06:18:40PM +0200, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> > > osabi is about the kernel interface for kvm grovellers and x11links for
> > 
> > this is broken then, as it tries to identify both the kernel and
> > userland ABI. Almost none of my machines have a matching kernel and
> > userland: I'm usually happy with the last stable release for userland,
> > but I need a netbsd-x kernel for new features or bug fixes.
> The very concept of KVM groveller is broken. No surprise there. It
> doesn't mean they don't exist and certain things like net-snmp are quite
> version specific for exactly this reason. Somewhat similar for
> x11-links. Just because it works for you doesn't mean it works for
> everyone else.

I mean, as osabi checks the uname output (and nothing else), x11-links
shouldn't use it but something else (looking at /etc/release would
be better already). The installed header and libraries have nothing to do
with the running kernel.
For net-snmp, which is a KVM groveller, it's indeed the uname output
which matters.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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