Why FreeBSD not popular on hardware vendors

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl
Sun Dec 14 07:49:41 PST 2008

>>> Off topic=not about FreeBSD OS.
>> I'm amazed that you seem to think that making FreeBSD do what one wants
>> it to do isn't a FreeBSD topic.
> exactly...
> when is something part of FBSD and when not?

what is "base system"

> all the ports aren't?

port system (script and Makefiles) are part of FreeBSD, but there is group 
dedicated to it: freebsd-ports

port system allows to compile and install various unix tools on FreeBSD.

but this tools are completely third party thing.

> so dhcpd is not part of FBSD either?

yes. it's name even states it clearly: isc-dhcpd :)

> where does that philosophy ends then?
> is sendmail part of FBSD...?

yes - it's included in FreeBSD base system.

> maybe the whole userland isn't and FreeBSD is just a kernel?

no. it's not linux.

what you can build through "make buildworld" is FreeBSD.

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