Linked by the_randymon on Fri 25th Jan 2013 09:21 UTC
Linux After about a year of work, the ArchLinux distribution now offers a variant running on the FreeBSD kernel. Says the developer, "Why would I do this? If like me, you enjoy FreeBSD and love it, but also like the philosophy behind Arch Linux, which is a fast, lightweight, optimized distro, I figured why not combine the both. Even though you could just do it on FreeBSD using the ports, not everyone wants to compile." This now puts Arch in the same category as Debian with Debian GNU/KFreeBSD, which offers a Debian userland on top of a FreeBSD kernel.
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RE: Comment by NuxRo
by darknexus on Mon 28th Jan 2013 06:26 UTC in reply to "Comment by NuxRo"
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Debian FreeBSD, Arch BSD etc .. The FreeBSD project should take note and implement a proper binary packages system before they get lost into irrelevance even more.
FreeBSD needs a good "yum" or "apt" implementation.

No thanks. My FreeBSD installations have been perfectly free of dependency hell for years, and FreeBSD has one of the best package managers around. It actually compares to pacman in philosophy, as in, get the hell out of the way and let me install things. Apt and Yum, on the other hand: well, I've had more hell from those two than I ever had from Windows dll hell. Keep them out of my *BSD installations. We don't want them here.

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