Re: [Richard Stallman <firstname.lastname@example.org>] Re: Debian & BSD concerns
On Sun, Feb 21, 1999 at 11:54:22PM +1100, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> > Now to address the issue of choice, what have you got against it? No
> > there isn't a whole lot to be gained on the technical side from a BSD
> > kernel in a Debian operating system, not for Linux anyway. For the most
> > part it would be the BSD project whose kernel we used that would benefit.
> That's quite an arrogant view. You're assuming that FreeBSD users do
> not find their user space quite adequate as-is.
On the contrary. We aren't using their userspace so their userspace
wouldn't benefit from our work much. Their kernel would.
> I did strike up a dialog with the FreeBSD user I know, but we ended up
> in a discussion of the virtues and implementation of FreeBSD's
> /compat/linux instead. It sounds like we could add some value to FreeBSD
> by providing dpkg and current Linux libraries in /compat/linux. RPM
> is already available. I am going to install FreeBSD again once I can get
> my hands on a CD.
I'd need HD space and a cdrom first, but I'm working on getting both so
that I can actually play with it. I could care less about block cursor
as long as it don't blink, that would bug me. =>
"Do you think she's the sincere type? ... Yeah, I was afraid of that."
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