What's so compelling about FreeBSD?

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at u.washington.edu
Tue Oct 17 11:14:18 PDT 2006

Raymond Pasco wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 17, 2006 at 09:19:27AM -0700, Garrett Cooper wrote:
>> I'd like to see portage in FBSD though, since ruby is pretty kludgy. 
> You'd like to port a knockoff of ports to a system that has ports?
> (also, not sure what you're referring to with your 'ruby' comment.)
> In my experience, people develop on Linux and Linux distributions more,
> just because it's the current `popular' system. FreeBSD is still (imo)
> better, though, despite its smaller following.
No; you guys misunderstood what I meant...

Unless you do make install / deinstall for all your ports in your system 
and magically know when and which ports to upgrade when the time comes 
to upgrade them, you're probably using portupdate / portinstall, or one 
of the ruby based metapackages (portman for instance).

Having less packages on a system in order to keep it up to date is key 
in many cases, and I believe that perl is a more widely used language 
than ruby is. That's why I made the comment I made.


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