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Sat Jan 15 11:56:09 UTC 2011
On 15 January 2011 11:47, Alessandro Baggi <alessandro.baggi at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 01/15/2011 11:55 AM, Chris Rees wrote:
>> On 15 January 2011 01:56, James Phillips<anti_spam256 at yahoo.ca> wrote:
>>> One thing to keep in mind is that BSD speaks a different POSIX "dialect"
>>> than most Linux distros (though that is likely true between Linux distros as
>>> well). This means things like NFS/NIS won't work without tweaking. One thing
>>> I also ran into is that md5sum (Debian) ~= md5 (BSD). I suppose you are
>>> supposed to use SHA2 these days anyway :P
>> I'd like to jump in and say that the 'dialect' that the GNU utilities
>> use often have a very strange interpretation of POSIX. Many porters
>> (for example) have to spend huge amounts of time repairing GNUisms in
>> install scripts; for example when I was helping to port Scilab
>> (Bashisms in '['), and some work I've done on Busybox has meant I've
>> had to work around GNUisms in sed and find.
>> On the risk of starting a flame war, I believe that the GNU folks are
>> guilty of exactly the same embracing and extension tactics (however
>> unwittingly) as everyone's favourite software corp.
> How is the hardware support on FreeBSD?
It's also generally _very_ well documented by someone or other.
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