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Re: Debian-Gentoo collaboration on GNU/Hurd ports

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: Debian-Gentoo collaboration on GNU/Hurd ports
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 23:55:32 +0100
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On Thu, Mar 27, 2003 at 06:59:01AM -0800, Jeff Bailey wrote:
> Please create a new list for that.  It's bad enough that this thread is
> cross-posted, but I hang out on help-hurd so I can help newbies. 
> Flooding that list with patches is likely to significantly decrease the
> likelyhood that I'll read it.

we could get a list for that an generic porting discussion. where should
i ask for a new list of the Hurd project?

> The only problem with this is that patches that we create from the
> buildd go automatically to the BTS.

you mean FTBFS bug reports?

> The problem is that Debian bugs should never really go upstream. 
> Debian's glibc is heavily modified to deal with the fact that we have
> ports that upstream doesn't actively care about (sh and hppa).  Some of
> those changes involve some fairly invasive hacks.  Certainly in the case
> of glibc, you risk facing the Wrath Of Drepper (sort of like the Wrath
> of Kahn, except that drepper always wins *g*)

I see.. then maybe it's not a good idea to share porting-related libc
bugs with Gentoo.

Robert Millan

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