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From: Finn Thain <fthain@...>
Subject: Re: OSX version
Date: Sat, 3 Sep 2005 01:34:38 +1000 (EST)

On Fri, 2 Sep 2005, Grobian wrote:

> 
> 
> Finn Thain wrote:
> > 
> > On Fri, 2 Sep 2005, Grobian wrote:
> > 
> > > > I would like to point out that we have the potential for all the 
> > > > same kinds of issues as a merged x86/amd46 team would have, 
> > > > regarding binary incompatibility and keywording.  Not the the 
> > > > extent of that team, but difficulties none the less.
> > > I agree, but this problem should to a certain extend be solved by 
> > > using portage provided versions of programs yet supplied by the OS.  
> > > I personally think that for now we can get away with primarily 
> > > looking at OSX Tiger.
> > 
> > I'm curious, is this really a binary compatibility issue, or just a 
> > portability problem in libsigsegv?
> 
> I hadn't read it like that.  I understood it more like a general point 
> being made.  libsigsegv seems to be known with Darwin7, not with 8.  
> The model in Darwin8 is different, and supports POSIX sigsegv stuff 
> where Darwin7 needs some Darwin7 specific code, apparently like Darwin5 
> did.

OK. Thanks.

> To me, this package just works on both Panther and Tiger, but it could 
> have been that it wouldn't on one of them.

If "wouldn't work" means "wouldn't build", isn't it a package.mask 
problem, as Hasan said? So, I guess the general point being made is about 
what happens when a package built in darwin 8 doesn't run in 9 (which is 
similar to what happens in a 64-bit system without 32-bit libraries, as 
Nick alluded to).

Generally speaking I wouldn't be suprised to need emerge --emptytree world 
if I wanted to take my gentoo installation to a darwin 9 system. I don't 
think that using more portage provided builds is going to change that. 
Indeed, if portage provides the entire userland, it can't be expected to 
work at all under a new kernel.

Which makes me think that the ppc-macos/10.3 profile should actually 
inherit from a ppc-darwin/8 profile (in my fantasy ;-)

-f
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