# PORTING MG AND USING LIBBSD
I've maintained and ported mg for quite some time now and at first it
was easy recently it got harder and harder since it was a moving
target. Especially the inclusion of some system specific libraries since
about 2 years ago made it too much of an effort for my humble coding
So recently Jasper Lievisse Adriaanse asked me to try it again and I
restarted working on the project and ran into exactly the same problems
again. While googling for solutions I ran into libbsd:
It's a porting library for OpenBSD code! And after installing that it
was a piece of pie to get mg ported again.
## PORTING TO ALL OTHER PLATFORMS
Okay, that was debian. Now I have to get the rest of all the previously
suported platforms working again. All help is welcome and as always:
Please provide patches that do not break stuff for other platforms.
## BUILDING MG
So, basic instructions for building mg:
- Get the libbsd and libncurses dev packages installed.
- Run the following commands:
sudo make install
## STATIC BUILDS
I recently figured out how to make really portable static builds: On an
alpine linux system, build with the command:
glibc does not really support static binaries. https://www.musl-libc.org/
does not have this problem.
## USING CVS
This code is the cvs checkout from the OpenBSD project so if you install
cvs you can see what I changed to port mg. Like this:
cvs diff -uw