Re: assimilating OpenBSD
On Fri, 9 Feb 2001, Jeff Sheinberg wrote:
> Wartan Hachaturow writes:
> > When I've been making debhelper port, I've changed calls of "find" and
> > "xargs" to "gfind" and "gxargs", but we should really think about it.
> ^^^^^ ^^^^^
> I think you've got it backwards. This is about `debian-bsd', not
So what parts of the BSD be saved? Just the kernel? The (ufs) filesystem?
Then what about utilities that may be specific to the kernel (like sysctl)
or filesystem (like chattr)?
> In general, the GNU tools are upwards compatible with the BSD
I do agree that they are very similar, but not always. For example: "ls
-TW" or find's "flags" expression.
> IMO, this is the major job at hand with debian-bsd. It's not the
> existing debian packages that need to be ported, they should
> essentially work as is. This is approach that Marcus Brinkmann
> is taking with debian-hurd.
Jeremy C. Reed
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