Re: Is it _really_ dead?
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> Probably wise -- Debian is not generally speedy. And dpkg is
> undergoing some revamping at the moment.
> > I'm all for helping out with a common set of tools to manage
> > packages between BSD and Debian which is why I was among the
> > first handful or so of the people to subscribe to this list.
> > I also did some initial work on porting dpkg to FreeBSD and
> > made that available as a FreeBSD port to some people on this
> > list. It was far from complete but at least it was a start.
> This is great!
> > Replacing the BSD userland with a GNU one from Debian or more
> > precisely having just a BSD kernel with a Debian userland on
> > the other hand is not something that interests me.
> [ ... snip ... ]
> I guess what I'm confused about is what exactly all you BSD folks
> want. This is the second or third message to this list that says
> (my paraphrase): "We think some BSD/Debian cross-pollenation would
> be good. But we don't want any GNU userland tools, and we don't
> want Dpkg because we like the Ports system, and we don't want
> apt because we have the pkg-tools. Oh, and by the way I'm not
> interested in helping out with a system that would be a BSD kernel
> with GNU user space."
> So what exactly *is* present in Debian that would be at all
Let me throw out a wild question to the group---and I believe
that none of us is looking for, has time for any sort of
flamefest; hopefully we've grown beyond that. What is wrong
with the idea of a BSD kernel + libc and GNU + glibc. _And_
(at least initially) porting two userland /bin trees? We
already share much in common, of course.
Everything in /etc could take the best of both but would
favor the SysV-style admin tools. (Admittedly, for me, it
would be relearning what I used years ago ('86-'95), but
for the sake of having to remember only one method of sysadmin,
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