[UFO Chicago] Re: Brian's Conversion from FreeBSD to Debian
and Questions on X
brian at planetshwoop.com
Tue May 9 11:43:14 PDT 2006
Ian Bicking wrote:
> Brian Sobolak wrote:
>> Neil R. Ormos said:
>>>Brian Sobolak wrote:
>>>>I finally swtiched from FreeBSD to Linux
>>>>full-time after five years.
>>>What prompted this conversion?
>> Good question. No longer can I say "to impres chicks".
>> I think Linux on the desktop is better than FreeBSD. I also want to be
>> to run VMWare, which won't work on FreeBSD. It works on kernel
>> The bit I've run of it so far surprises me. /etc is a total mess, and
>> sick of hearing about free vs Free vs Not-Free. I'm less interested in
>> intellectually pure software than I am in software that works; FreeBSD
>> placed a higher emphasis on working than what type of license is
> Similarly, /usr/local vs /usr annoys the heck out of me on FreeBSD. Why
> do I care what the FreeBSD people think is "core"? /usr/local/bin/bash
> does not amuse me.
what about /bin vs /usr/bin?
/usr is pretty much only stuff put there at install time. It's the stuff
needed to run the OS, for the most part.
/usr/local is anything that comes after, as selected by the user.
> And where does *my* local stuff go if the base
> operating system already takes a claim on /usr/local?
As for your stuff, you add it to /usr/local/ or of course, /opt.
> nitpicking for everyone, hurrah!
It's been awhile since we've had any decent flammage here, anyway.
I think the thing that made me lose it, sort of, wasn't Linux's fault. I
wanted to add a user to sudoer; I saw a section of the sudoers man page
that said "Don't despair what it is; EBNF is fairly simple." What if you
do know what it is and still feel despair?
At least I haven't been told "This man page is no longer kept up to date;
the latest documentation is maintained as an info page." Ugh. info.
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