Re: Tried to compile pppd but no luck
--- Robert Millan <email@example.com> wrote:
> > I think I saw this thread on Daemonnews too.
> Do you have any link?
Hmm.. no.. I was wrong.
> > > I recently posted a patch for Debian's PPP to work on GNU/FreeBSD .
> > > you tried it? It's untested yet and i'm waiting for someone to tell me
> > > it works.
> > >
> > I haven't sorry, I use the non-GNU FreeBSD.
> Ah, ok. Note that FreeBSD is per-se the non-GNU system. Our GNU/FreeBSD is
> not "a FreeBSD", we just happen to use FreeBSD's kernel.
> btw, if you regurlarly use FreeBSD, note that you can try GNU/FreeBSD
> easily with a chroot jail - no need to install over your existing system.
> > Is Debian's ppp derived from the older pppd in FreeBSD?
> > http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/cvsweb.cgi/src/usr.sbin/pppd/
> No, I think it's actualy the other way around. Debian uses a PPP
> that is widely used on GNU/Linux distributions and also runs on *BSD and
> some propietary Unices.
> For what i'm told, the *BSD forked that PPP at some point and made their
> own versions. The fork is not that much separated, as you can see i used
> code from both FreeBSD's and NetBSD's PPPs for my port.
I traced the version included in FreeBSD to here:
I'll try to update it, but ultimately I suspect FreeBSD will replace it with
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