Bug#549412: freebsd-utils: fails to mount nfs: mount_nfs not found
Debian pushes development of kFreeBSD port
October 7th, 2009
The Debian Release Team is pleased to announce that it sees the port of the
Debian system to the FreeBSD kernel fit to be handled equal with the other
release ports. The upcoming release codenamed 'Squeeze' is planned to be the
first Debian distribution to be released with Linux and FreeBSD kernels.
The kFreeBSD architectures for the AMD64/Intel EM64T and i386 processor
architectures are now release architectures. Severe bugs on these
architectures will be considered release critical the same way as bugs on
other architectures like armel or i386 are. If a particular package does not
build or work properly on such an architecture this problem is considered
A missing mount_nfs makes kFreeBSD pretty incomplete for use.
The answers in this bug report makes the news announcement
pretty misleading. Furthermore, the handling the problem in such a way
> At most important, but may be even just wishlist:
> I assume you did notice “package maintainer's or release manager's
> opinion” here. Which of them are you? No need for severity ping pong.
is pretty unfair for the good intention of users who are willing
to follow Debian in this direction. A reasonable interpretation
of the text of the news announcement would even make this issue
> Re: NFS on Debian GNU/kFreeBSD?
> To: The Anarcat <email@example.com>
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: NFS on Debian GNU/kFreeBSD?
> From: Aurelien Jarno <email@example.com>
> Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2010 10:16:04 +0100
> Message-id: <20100121091604.GC16459@hall.aurel32.net>
> In-reply-to: <20100121015022.GF27444@anarcat.ath.cx>
> References: <20100121015022.GF27444@anarcat.ath.cx>
> On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 08:50:22PM -0500, The Anarcat wrote:
> > Hi!
> > I wonder if there are any plans to support NFS in Debian GNU/kFreeBSD.
> > At any rate, how would it be supported? nfs-utils is probably not the
> > right way, so I guess we'd need to port something from FreeBSD directly?
> mount_nfs is available in freebsd-utils, so you can easily do NFS mounts
> using using mount -t nfs.
> Aurelien Jarno GPG: 1024D/F1BCDB73
> firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.aurel32.net
Wishlist, fantasy, or serious?