Re: FreeLinux (Debian/GNU BSD)
According to Steve Price:
> [Moved this to the -ports list since this is a ports issue for
> FreeBSD. Also removed one of the debian lists to cutdown on
> On Fri, 9 Jul 1999, Gary Kline wrote:
> # This all sounds great, uniting Debian and BSD
> # (FreeBSD, say) --- I ran Debian for several
> # months before putting FBSD on both my systems.
> # The thing is: the organization and the effort
> # (work!) required.
> # Anybody out there with a few thousand hours
> # to spare?
> # gary
> This has been discussed several times in recent months on the
> Debian lists. I participated briefly in one of the more recent
> ones. I offered my assistance, boxes to do the work on, they
> (Debian) even setup a mailing list (debian-bsd) I believe, and
> I worked up a set of patches to get dpkg to compile on a FreeBSD
> box. But it seems interest has fallen off since the mailing list
> doesn't seem to work anymore (or didn't for a peroid of time
> immediately following one of my posts several months ago).
Since I'm a porter this reached me at thought.org...
The idea of a LinuxBSD or DebianBSD || <you-choose>
would really kick. It occured to me many moons ago;
what also occured is the tremendous effort involved.
I'd support it; I'd port for a linux+bsd system; plus
keep on my DaemonNews column to add support there.
Beyond that, there simply aren't enough hours/week ...
Anybody else care for a *MONSTER* bite?
Gary D. Kline email@example.com Public service Unix