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 15:00:48 UTC 2020

On Wed, 15 Apr 2020 at 15:53, Tomasz CEDRO <tomek at cedro.info> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 15, 2020 at 3:22 PM Ottavio Caruso wrote:
> > 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 outdated on Linux?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.
> Hello Ottavio :-) I have stopped using Linux on my desk around 2008

Ok, so no examples, then.

> Long story short: yes I still think FreeBSD base is better documented

Apples and oranges. There's no such a thing as a Linux base.
Everything is a package in Linux.

FreeBSD is good in its own right, not because "it's not Linux".

Ottavio Caruso

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