Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 28th Apr 2003 15:48 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews Today we feature an in-depth interview with three members of FreeBSD's Core (Wes Peters, Greg Lehey and M. Warner Losh) and also a major FreeBSD developer (Scott Long). It is a long read, but we touch a number of hot issues, from the Java port to corporate backing, the Linux competition, the 5.x branch and how it stacks up against the other Unices, UFS2, the possible XFree86 fork, SCO and its Unix IP situation, even re-unification of the BSDs. If you are into (any) Unix, this interview is a must read.
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Re: Wow, that was snotty
by bsdrocks on Tue 29th Apr 2003 08:10 UTC

>Possibly Linux users are more accustomed to jumping through
>hoops to get software installed, but FreeBSD users expect
>to be able to type 'make install' and have things done
>automatically. Sun's licensing conditions make this
>impossible.

That was a horribly snotty comment, and one I find to be very untrue.


Nope, it's true. Why don't you go to java/jdk14 and do the 'make install'? You will find it out, which ports will not download. Because, you have to go website and agree the license, then download it. Drop the tarballs in the /usr/ports/distfiles/ and do the 'make install'.