Updated FreeBSD for Linux users article
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.
>> Thanks in advance,
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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
> # /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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