Updated FreeBSD for Linux users article

Gabor Kovesdan gabor at kovesdan.org
Sat Mar 8 11:31:29 UTC 2008

Manolis Kiagias escribió:
> John Ferrell wrote:
>> I have been working on an article entitled "FreeBSD Quickstart for 
>> Linux Users", a technical overview of FreeBSD for Linux users.  I 
>> have had some feedback from this list and from some people on IRC.  I 
>> was hoping to solicit some more feedback before I submitted it. 
>> http://promethium.rhsmith.umd.edu/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/freebsd-for-linux-users/article.html 
>> Thanks in advance,
>> John
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> This is a nice, well focused writeup :)
> Two things you may wish to consider:
> - In your description of packages and pkg_add you may add a few lines 
> about how you can use PACKAGESITE to retrieve the latest packages from 
> the stable distribution. A lot of people are not aware that by default 
> pkg_add fetches release packages, they believe they are getting 
> updated ones.
> - Since you are discussing the init system and mention 
> /usr/local/etc/rc.d: A quick explanation about the difference between 
> the base system and the ports (possibly with a reference to another 
> document or the handbook, so you would not have to expand this a lot). 
> Also a mention that /etc/rc.d has the startup scripts for services in 
> the base distribution and /usr/local/etc/rc.d for scripts in 
> user-installed programs. Finding out what to write in /etc/rc.conf to 
> enable a service confuses most beginners, a mention of the general 
> rule <service>_enable="YES" or the  <scriptname> rcvar to find out the 
> entry would be nice IMHO.
> A quick correction, in the same section, the example about apache22 is 
> wrong, it should read:
> # /usr/local/etc/rc.d/apache22 start
> and
> # /etc/local/etc/rc.d/apache22 forcestart

this is a very nice work indeed. If you sent me the sources I'd me more 
than happy to review and commit it to the doc repository.


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