Re: testing, testing
According to Hamish Moffatt:
> On Tue, Jul 13, 1999 at 10:06:54AM +0200, Peter Makholm wrote:
> > Did I understand something wrong or did somebody mention a third
> > posibillity:
> > 3. A "Debian compatibillity" suite for FreeBSD
> > A hacked up dpkg (and friends) to install debian packages cleanly on a
> > existing FreeBSD system. (/compat/debian)?
> I suggested this. I think this is the most useful of the three options.
> > BTW: Does FreeBSD understands ext2fs? I couldn't find it, but then
> > again I haven't RTFMed.
> Yes, it does; I've got it working here. The GENERIC kernel does not have
> it compiled in, though (or it's an LKM). I rebuilt my kernel to add
> ext2fs support; the mount_ext2fs program is part of the base system.
> Similarly linux can access BSD partitions; from memory they use the
> UFS file system. You also need to enable BSD partition table support in
> the kernel, since BSD, like Solaris, has its own extended partition type
> containing logical partitions.
Neat. This is something I never cared about because both my
boxes are FreeBSD; but if either kernel can understand the
other's filesystem, it's certainly another plus.
Gary D. Kline email@example.com Public service Unix