advocacy/155242: bsd compatibility status requested

John Hendrickson johndhend at cox.net
Thu Mar 3 21:50:09 UTC 2011


>Number:         155242
>Category:       advocacy
>Synopsis:       bsd compatibility status requested
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-advocacy
>State:          open
>Quarter:        
>Keywords:       
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>Class:          maintainer-update
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Mar 03 21:50:08 UTC 2011
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>Last-Modified:
>Originator:     John Hendrickson
>Release:        any is in question
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>Environment:
X11 startup / startup stream

>Description:
Hi.  I'm a BSD idiot.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

I looked at BSD rc.d things.  But you know I've never ran BSD - not sure why is good or bad compared to [Debian] linux.  It looks like there may be allot I don't know even if I read it / tried to research it.

I'm trying to release the below in a way in which any BSD users can use if they so please.  Maybe it's not worth showing others.  see for yourself if that's an issue.

http://www.sourceforge.net/projects/xdm-options/

(an xdm "sample config" suite but complete "round trip": chooser, login, desktop chooser, xdm server: by menus no hacking req. is the release hope)

It needs /etc/inittab (launch X display by it's sh script).

It needs /etc/rc.d (start the xdm server by it's sh script).

I looked at BSD rc.d things.  But you know I've never ran BSD - not sure why is good or bad compared to [Debian] linux.

Any advice?

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