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Re: Are we losing users to Gentoo?

On Mon, Nov 25, 2002 at 06:43:03PM -0700, Joel Baker wrote:
Certainly it will have a hard time working on any of the BSDs anytime soon,
if it relies on devfs more than trivially; they have no concept of it, nor
are they really likely to anytime soon.

Use of /proc should also, prefferably, be limited to traditional /proc
items and not the Linux view of using it as a sysctl area (though there is

Another option is for the bsd port to write their own installer module.
If something is radically easier to do using devfs or proc I don't think
it's reasonable to forbid it because of a hypothetical bsd port.

Mike Stone

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