determining what's in the base system

Chad Perrin perrin at
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  
> >at
> >least a year, with a bunch of graphical desktop and productivity  
> >software
> >installed, and have both installed and uninstalled a lot of software  
> >over
> >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  
> >without
> >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.

> >Second:
> >
> >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  
> >LGPL,
> >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
> [ ... ]
> /usr/src/contrib/bzip2/LICENSE
> /usr/src/contrib/groff/LICENSE
> /usr/src/contrib/ipfilter/perl/LICENSE
> /usr/src/contrib/less/LICENSE
> /usr/src/contrib/libpcap/LICENSE
> /usr/src/contrib/nvi/LICENSE
> /usr/src/contrib/openbsm/LICENSE
> /usr/src/contrib/openpam/LICENSE
> /usr/src/contrib/pam_modules/pam_passwdqc/LICENSE
> /usr/src/contrib/sendmail/LICENSE
> /usr/src/contrib/tcpdump/LICENSE
> /usr/src/crypto/openssl/LICENSE
> /usr/src/lib/libc/rpc/LICENSE
> /usr/src/sys/contrib/dev/npe/LICENSE
> /usr/src/sys/dev/em/LICENSE
> /usr/src/sys/dev/ixgb/LICENSE
> /usr/src/sys/dev/rr232x/LICENSE
> /usr/src/usr.sbin/mrouted/LICENSE

Duly noted.

CCD CopyWrite Chad Perrin [ ]
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