porting: Linux to Freebsd

Julian H. Stacey jhs at berklix.com
Sat Oct 2 12:46:29 UTC 2010

> On 02/10/2010 07:42:30, Chetan Shukla wrote:
> > Could someone please outline the steps needed in porting a general appl=
> ication from
> > Linux to FreeBSD.
> Step 1) Spend time (probably several years) achieving a reasonable level
> of expertise in the languages and concepts involved.


> Step 8) Goto step 4.
> Perhaps you might ask a more narrowly specified question?  The answers
> will likely be a lot more useful to you.

Right :-) 

First check if the port already exists

If no money:
	- A few years academic study helps
	- Obtain source code, check licence.
	- Read sources.
	- Read relevant FreeBSD manuals & documentation
	- Work.
	- If stuck, post exact questions to lists specific to whatever aspect.
	- Feed code extensions back to generic source owner.
	- Use send-pr to give us a working ports/ wrapper.

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