OS to replace FreeBSD

Aryeh Friedman aryeh.friedman at gmail.com
Fri Mar 19 22:30:13 UTC 2021

On Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 4:32 PM Ralf Mardorf <ralf-mardorf at riseup.net>

> On Fri, 19 Mar 2021 11:16:33 -0700, freebsd at johnea.net wrote:
> >Void uses a runit init system with no systemd
> Hi,
> I suspect it's not a good idea to use Linux without systemd. For
> example, by upstream udev is part of systemd. Maintaining Linux without
> systemd is a bottomless pit.
> On Fri, 19 Mar 2021 13:35:21 -0400, Aryeh Friedman wrote:
> >Recompiling the kernel is *TRIVIAL* if you refuse to do it then you
> >should not be using any Unix variant
> I dislike this tone of voice. However, I agree that compiling the kernel
> might be less effort, than migrating to another operating system. If you
> would e.g. migrate to Arch Linux, you need to get used to systemd.
> Getting used to systemd isn't pleasant. If you chose a Linux distro
> that doesn't use systemd, you likely will experience all kinds of
> trouble, if you want to customize your install.

I used that tone because it really is simple and if you can't/won't
recompile the kernel before throwing the baby out despite with the bath
water then you really don't have the skills/desire needed to use Unix
effectively...  Just to show how trivial it really is

1. Edit /usr/src/sys/amd64/conf/GENERIC (or i386 instead of amd64 if your
still using it) to comment out the xhci line (line 327 in 12.2-RELASE-pl3)
to remove USB 3.0 support
2. cd /usr/src
3. make kernel
4. etcupdate
5. reboot

Done.... how hard is that?

Aryeh M. Friedman, Lead Developer, http://www.PetiteCloud.org

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