Question (fwd)

Viktor Madarasz viktormadarasz at SDF.ORG
Wed Apr 8 18:47:23 UTC 2020

I remember when Red Hat Linux was a free Operating System :) but we 
shall say no more :)

FreeBSD still has the linux compatibility layer? i had the impression it 
was phased out at some point or not really spoken about for some time?

I go check about Ports on FreeBSD


On Wed, 8 Apr 2020, Polytropon wrote:

> Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2020 20:25:49 +0200
> From: Polytropon <freebsd at>
> To: Viktor Madarasz <viktormadarasz at SDF.ORG>
> Cc: Evilham <contact at>, freebsd-questions at
> Subject: Re: Question (fwd)
> On Wed, 8 Apr 2020 18:10:59 +0000 (UTC), Viktor Madarasz wrote:
>> Well the only thing it reminds me is the system slackware used called
>> Slackbuilds.. seems remotely similar..
> Yes, there is (was?) something comparable over in Linux land.
> If I remember correctly, Gentoo also supported a more or less
> standardized infrastructure to obtain sources from a repository
> and build applications from it, instead of manually downloading
> tar-balls, extracting them, "./configure && make && make install",
> or, today's fashion, "curl | sudo bash". Wait,
> today git must always be involved... :-)
> By the way, Slackware was my introduction to Linux on the PC.
> I still have the 2 CD jewel case and the magazine.
> -- 
> Polytropon
> Magdeburg, Germany
> Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
> Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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