determining what's in the base system
perrin at apotheon.com
Mon Apr 21 01:00:32 UTC 2008
On Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 05:02:54PM -0700, Chuck Swiger wrote:
> On Apr 15, 2008, at 4:14 PM, Chad Perrin wrote:
> >I have two questions. First:
> >Assume you have a FreeBSD system installed that has been running for
> >least a year, with a bunch of graphical desktop and productivity
> >installed, and have both installed and uninstalled a lot of software
> >that time. Now imagine that you want to know whether a given
> >utility was
> >something that came with the base system or was installed by some
> >port or
> >package later on. What's the easiest way to do that (preferably
> >installing the FreeBSD base system on a computer and checking
> >whether the
> >utility is present)?
> Run "pkg_which" on the name of the file, and it will tell you which
> port that file comes from. Otherwise, the file is part of the base
> system, or created by a user.
Thanks. That's another good suggestion.
> >Where can I get a list of all licenses on all software in the base
> >system? I know there's at least the BSD License, the GPL, and the
> >but I'm a little hazy on what else is in there.
> There are dozens of variants of the BSD License, and the closely
> related Zlib/PNG license; there are also MIT, GPL, LGPL, a bit of
> Sun's SISSL or CDDL, and probably other licenses present. A decent
> starting point is:
> % locate LICENSE
> [ ... ]
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