On Wed, 14 Jan 1998 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 14, 1998 at 01:43:00AM -0500, Alex deVries wrote:
> > I have generated the world's worst RPM for util-linux, which is much
> > needed, since it contains fdisk.
> > I had to kludge some things; util-linux is truly an awful thing. It
> > contains things like hwclock, which sets the clock on ISA bus only
> > machines. This is designed only for sparc, alpha and i386 _ONLY_.
> You must be talking about clock. As I remember hwclock is using some
> /dev/rtc and should be portable. Anyway, all the world is using the
> same rtc from Dallas Semiconductor, so ...
On closer inspection it's just a matter of doing something like:
(ISA specific routines that use iopl())
Yes, it is fixable.
> Suicide doesn't look like a bad alternative to cleaning the diffs. And
> it's not your fault. Actually I rememer that somebody already put his
> mental health on the game, there is a glibc patch for util-linux floating
Yeah. Those are in the source RPM, and I'm using them. There's a lot of
#ifdef __SPARC__ or similiar statements that need to be fixed for mips.
I really think this should be broken into multiple packages.