FreeBSD Port: linux_base-f10-10_4

Jerry jerry at
Sat Mar 10 10:49:24 UTC 2012

On Fri, 09 Mar 2012 13:44:25 +0100
Alexander Leidinger articulated:

> Quoting Barry Tigner <tigner at> (from Thu, 08 Mar 2012 12:16:27
> -0500):
> > eagle: /lib/ version `GLIBC_2.10' not found (required by
> > eagle)
> >
> > I can run version 5.1 in the meantime. But it looks like I will need
> > an updated version of linux_base-f10, perhaps an f11, f12 or f13 or
> > f14 version.
> >
> > Are there plans to update linux_base-f10 sometime this year ?
> Those which have the knowledge to produce a more recent linux_base  
> port, don't seem to have the time to do this. Those which tell to
> have time and express interest to do this, seem to lose interest or
> time when they get get aware of what needs to be done (see  
> and  
> Or in short: we are aware that we need something more recent since a  
> long time, but there are no plans. Volunteers welcome.

I know that this suggestion won't get much traction; however, I firmly
believe that this is an excellent example of where a paid programmer(s)
or perhaps a foundation like the FreeBSD JAVA project might be
beneficial. While I never had much faith in the JAVA project, they
never released a fully up-to-date release of Sun's Java, perhaps in
this instance they might be more productive. Releasing EOL'd versions
of software is hardly an inducement for potential new users to try a
new OS or for the implementation of newer and more robust applications.

I know that the FreeBSD team is in a race with Firefox to see who can
reach version 20 first, but perhaps before they consider releasing a
new major version number they first get the base system 100% current.

Now, if you will excuse me, I want to look out my window and watch the
elephants fly.

Jerry ♔

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