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From Ariel Constenla-Haile <>
Subject Re: dmake
Date Thu, 15 Sep 2016 16:31:13 GMT
Hi Jim,

On Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 10:13:08AM -0400, Jim Jagielski wrote:
> It looks like most of the epm patch is not related to OSX (except for
> some minor things)... 

last time I tried on Linux some years ago with the latest upstream, it had several bugs; looking
at the release notes, it seems they fixed several Linux bugs.

> The reliance on PackageMaker is a major
> hurdle and one which will only get worse as things go on.
> epm 4.3 may not be feasible for non-OSX but so far it's been a
> major boon for the Mac.

The build system seems to do some weird things, checking if epm is
patched by AOO:
I guess unpatched epm breaks somewhere.

Note that we could also update the AOO patch to make epm get rid of the
PackageMaker, the patch already fixes the path:
We could change that system call.

> Has anyone been in contact w/ Michael Sweet to get our required
> patches into his distro?? 

It seems that Sun developers didn't care about upstreamming their fixes,
I tried now to look at the 4.3 bug fixes, and it required an account...

Ariel Constenla-Haile
La Plata, Argentina

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