Linked by Gabe Yoder on Tue 11th Nov 2003 21:51 UTC
FreeBSD We've all heard the age old argument second only to the vi vs. emacs religious wars: FreeBSD Vs Linux. As a long time linux user, I decided that is was time I spent some time on the other side of the fence to see if it was any greener. Oh, and by the way, vi rules.
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Portupgrade, interactive ports and GNU options
by Andrei on Thu 13th Nov 2003 12:25 UTC

On portupgrade: it does a lot of dependancy resolution for you, and in many cases you can upgrade one of your ports without upgrading everything else. It may, however, cause some minor problems.

Interactivity: if you run make in port directory, add BATCH=yes to make command line. If using portupgrade/portinstall, execute it with -m 'BATCH=yes' flag.

You're right about quite a few utils -- they are 'true UNIX ones', frequently missing GNU options (or cruft?).