Re: Re: Debian BSD.. cool idea
> There are many other reasons to prefer the GNU tools both
>technical and political. But that is completely NOT the point. The point
>is that *I* want the GNU tools because *I* think that they are better.
>So why can't I have them and the Debian package system and the FreeBSD
>kernel? Isn't that what freedoms all about? The freedom to choose.
Considering they are *only* packages there is nothing preventing someone
from making packages containing the bsd tools instead of the gnu ones.
Besides, citing that cp file1 file2 -R only works in gnu is not much of a
datapoint. Last time I tried gnu du it didnt take a -d for depth, only
--max-depth or something else similar. Both could be patched to
work indistinguishably regarding these slight differences. Neither
instance provides a distinct advantage over the other, simply a difference
in convention. They both *work*.