malformed man pages

Charlie Kester corky1951 at
Sat Dec 5 07:26:18 UTC 2009

On Fri 04 Dec 2009 at 22:38:22 PST Sagara Wijetunga wrote:
>Michael Powell wrote:
>>Sagara Wijetunga wrote:
>>>We use /usr/bin/less from, the
>>>less-382.tar.gz, unpatched.
>>>Does the less need to be patched in FreeBSD? If so, is there such a
>>>patch exist?
>>Uhmm, this may sound a little strange, but why not use the one 
>>included as part of the system? In other words, there was no need 
>>to 'install' less. Remove whatever you installed and use the right 
>>one. It even has a man page, e.g., man less and you will see a man 
>>page for the included one unless you've made a total mess of your 
>>man pages.
>>I suspect there may be a possibility of bringing "Linuxisms" to 
>>your approach to FreeBSD. While there may be some amount of 
>>crossover, FreeBSD is not Linux. Learn FreeBSD as if it were new to 
>>you and leave the Linuxisms aside.
>In Tomahawk Desktop, we try to make as much as possible all 
>components of the OS are separately installable by the user, 
>therefore, all components are separately upgradeable. We have a 
>really running well OS based on FreeBSD sources though there are some 
>hopefully minor issues to be resolved. We are about to release the OS
>for developer preview.

In other words, you're only using the kernel from FreeBSD, but replacing
all or most of the userland stuff with your own versions?  Not only the
stuff in /usr/local/bin but also stuff in /usr/bin?

As Michael said, that's a Linuxism.

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