Voxer using FreeBSD, BSDNow.tv interview
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Mon Oct 20 18:43:53 UTC 2014
On Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 02:33:20PM -0400, Nikolai Lifanov wrote:
> On 10/20/14 13:36, Rainer Duffner wrote:
> >> Am 20.10.2014 um 10:19 schrieb David Chisnall <theraven at FreeBSD.org>:
> >> I presume that most of the relevant differences are for users / developers and not sysadmins? It's worth noting that GNU coreutils, tar, bash, and a load of other things are in the ports repository. I wonder if it's worth having a gnu-userland metaport, perhaps with something like the Solaris approach of sticking them all in a different tree so that you can just add that to the start of your PATH and have all of the GNU tools work by default.
> > They use chef.
> > The chef omnibus installer assumes there is a /bin/bash. Even the FreeBSD version of it. Well, it least it did the last time I looked. Maybe this got fixed in the meantime.
> > Which means that to „bootstrap“ a node, you’ve first got to install pkg on it, install bash, symlink it to /bin/bash and then bootstrap the node.
> > Which kind of runs against the concept of doing everything via chef.
> Hi from sysutils/ansible maintainer!
> The ansible port REINPLACE_CMDs away hardcoded paths at build time. This
> way managing FreeBSD "just works". Maybe chef can benefit from the same
USES=shebangfix is there exactly for that.
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