Contributing to FreeBSD

Pascal Schmid pascal at
Mon Sep 30 20:26:38 UTC 2013

On 09/30/2013 04:30 PM, karan garg wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 6:00 PM, Jerry <jerry at> wrote:
>> On Mon, 30 Sep 2013 17:16:54 +0530
>> karan garg articulated:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I am an open source enthusiast and new to freeBSD community. I am an
>>> RHCE and have a reasonable knowledge of linux administration,
>>> database, Bash Scripting, and C/C++.
>>> I want to contribute to the community. I have gone through the FreeBSD
>>> handbook, and list of various projects under the community. However,
>>> I was unable to determine a suitable project for me to get started.
>>> So, I would really appreciate if you could help me find a project
>>> that would require my field of knowledge.
>>> Also, I wish to apply for GSOC-2014 and have checked the ideas page
>>> but found the similar problems as above.
>>> Also, if you could give me a link of resources and handbook for me to
>>> go through before starting to contribute.
>> Well, if you really want a suggestion, you could try updating the
>> "linux_base-f10-10_7" port that was released by Fedora on November 25,
>> 2008 to something newer, say the Fedora 19, released July 2, 2013.
>> Thanks Jerry,
> But as this is my first experience, can you give me some links to go
> through before I start?
> According to what I found, portsnap is one of the tools that will help me
> for this.
> Also, is this the correct mailing list to keep posting on for this purpose?
>> --
>> Jerry ♔
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Hi Karan,

you should take a look at the FreeBSD porter's handbook

and I think questions@ is the general purpose mailing list for all things :)

If your uncertain about some options in your first port I'm sure the friendly people over at ports@
will help you!


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