Thomas Dickey dickey at herndon4.his.com
Sun Jul 6 17:12:34 PDT 2003

On Mon, Jul 07, 2003 at 01:58:19AM +0200, Marcin Dalecki wrote:
> Myron J. Mayfield wrote:
> >I attempted to install the linux java sapgui on FreeBSD 5.0, but the jar
> >file only unpacked part of it.  I then copied the files from my Redhat 9
> >machine.  I linked up all the linux libraries needed and attempted to
> >start it.  It gives me an error saying cant find /dev/shm.  I tried
> >adding this to /dev but was unable to.  Does anyone have any
> >information?  Thank you.  I am somewhat new to FreeBSD but have used
> >linux for Many years.
> For some unexcused reason there is the trend in Linux to represent
> everything as kind of a wired half finished pseudo file system. /proc pipe
> devicefs sysctl and so on... The list is really long. Even shared memmory is
> mapped to  ehrm.... a filesystem. This is "expected" to be mounted at 
> /dev/shm by the system. You can't expect FreeBSD to follow this path...

Linux isn't the only system that does this (learn a little, criticize less).

Thomas E. Dickey <dickey at invisible-island.net>

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