Re: FW: testing, testing
On Mon, Jul 12, 1999 at 06:32:59PM -0700, Brent Fulgham wrote:
> Hamish wrote:
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> > Perhaps standard linux-i386 packages could be installed onto
> > the system (using dpkg/dselect). It would only be necessary to port and
> > hack dpkg to do this.
> I like this idea, too. It gives the BSD user a clean way of using many
> Linux tools without messing up their standard distribution.
I think that sharing ideas between Debian and BSD can't help
but be a win; and in particular, I'd like to see dpkg/dselect
ported to FreeBSD. Our ports methology is excellent only if
the user understand each and every dependency.
Steve, wasn't someone working on this?
> > Most of this effort is based on the premise that the FreeBSD kernel
> > is better than the Linux kernel. Unfortunately it's hard to comment on
> > that without causing a flamewar :-)
> I'm not sure that's entirely true. I think that the BSD probably has
> some strengths that would be of use to some people who are very happy
> with the Debian distribution, and might like a BSD kernel for its
> stability/networking strengths, while wanting the Linux user tools.
Agree. Contrary to the popular mythology that has Linux <->
BSD slashing each other, our gains have come from sharing
ideas. The people who start their flame-throwers don't have
anything better to do! Each project has its strengths.
Gary D. Kline email@example.com Public service Unix