A case of FreeBSD users shooting all FreeBSD users in the foot?

twig les twigles at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 13 11:22:29 PDT 2003

> The author had a decent *NIX pedigree, but parts of his tale
> where just 
> bizarre. He never installed the Linux compatibility package,
> then 
> proceeded to complain that Linux compatibility didn't work.
> This 
> trickled over into complaints that OpenOffice for Linux didn't
> work, 
> and that printing in general was a nightmare because he
> installed the 
> Linux CUPS package instead of the native version. And his
> account of 
> sysinstall wiping out his logs is downright puzzling.

Yeah the sysinstall problem was weird.  I'm guessing he did a
re-install instead of a configure and just didn't want to admit
it.  And my take on the Linux-compat problem was that he got a
broken version bc he was on 5.0, but that definitely set off an
alarm in my head since I've never once had linux-compat not work
fine so mebbe he didnt install it...  Overall he just needs to
google, tinker and maybe buy a book, which was my experience
with Linux as well.  I hope he does that for the 4.x review.

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