OT: FreeBSD vs Linux man pages, was: drm-i915kms + x11-intel eats out all of the ram and swap but not with x11-scfb

Ottavio Caruso ottavio2006-usenet2012 at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 15 13:42:19 UTC 2020

On Wed, 15 Apr 2020 at 13:49, Tomasz CEDRO <tomek at cedro.info> wrote:

> I really love FreeBSD for its comprehensive and consistent/coherent
> documentation. I always give "The FreeBSD Handbook" as an example of
> perfect project documentation. It contains practical examples, is
> written both for new and advanced users, can be printed as a book.
> Everything in one place always up to date.
I think we all agree on that.

>  Also you can type "man
> something" and you will usually get a man page for that something.
> This is in total opposition to Linux documentation that is spread
> around the net on various blogs and mostly irrelevant or outdated.

Can you please give us a couple of examples of man pages that are
outdated on Linux? Is it possible that the version of the software is
behind FreeBSD, hence the man pages are also behind? (Debian stable
springs to mind)

Also note that FreeBSD runs different software in the base system from
the Linux counterparts, even if the name is the same.

All software installed from ports are third party, hence the man pages
should be consistent between the *BSD's and the Linuxes.

Ottavio Caruso

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