xdm-options - non-bsd user needs bsd rc.d advice

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Fri Mar 4 22:48:48 UTC 2011

On Fri, Mar 4, 2011 at 9:34 AM, Polytropon <freebsd at edvax.de> wrote:
> While I found that generic
> UNIX knowledge was applicable everywhere, "Linux knowledge"
> was not, as you could see from file names and locations,
> procedures, and configuration statements which could not
> be transferred 1:1 between the systems.

I find that's true even going between "true UNIX" systems, like
FreeBSD and Solaris.  Maybe it was different back in the SunOS days,
but modern Solaris has a lot of very Solaris-specific tools that work
in opaque ways; for example, you don't edit links to /etc/init.d
anymore, you create an XML service description file and use svcadm to
manipulate it in some hidden database.

There are still BSD-ish tools in Solaris (and GNU tools, too), but
Solaris purists will strongly discourage you from using them.

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