RE: assimilating OpenBSD
Mark Berry writes:
> Another notch for FreeBSD over OpenBSD as the 'base' of the movement is the
> ports directory. It's going to take a -LOT- of time to base the packages
> and building of the packages from tar-balls. there are a LOT of tools out
> there and a LOT of work has already been done in the port projects. We can
> leverage the work that has already been done by re-implimenting the built
> port packages into the deb's. This would allow us to get a lot done very
> quicly. Maybe on some of the software we will feel that we can do a better
> job building it than the BSD team. (I personally doubt that we can).. but
> thats not really the scope.
First of all, this *BSD ports base is entirely unnecessary.
Most all of these ports/packages are already packaged on Debian.
An autobuilder will do most of the work in this area.
What's needed is a `base' debian-bsd system. The basic (/bin,
/sbin) *BSD binaries is what is needed to be packaged the Debian
Jeff Sheinberg <firstname.lastname@example.org>