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hawaiianshirt3 06-24-2012 07:50 PM

Linux like BSD
 
I've been playing around with my arch setup and I was wondering what I could do to make it more like BSD, ie, similar userland and less GNU software

pixellany 06-24-2012 08:07 PM

This sounds like a recipe for disaster----if you want something like BSD, then-------use BSD.

If you insist, my guess is that you'll spend a very long time fixing dependencies---assuming that you get it working, what will you use for a package manager repository?

jefro 06-24-2012 08:22 PM

Debian has a bsd kernel based version is that what you want? I thought the simple zfs part was enough to make it great.

http://www.debian.org/ports/kfreebsd-gnu/

hawaiianshirt3 06-24-2012 08:37 PM

sorry, I didn't really make myself clear, I meant more on the lines of command shell, compiler, and more unixy applications

pixellany 06-24-2012 08:47 PM

Again, why not just use BSD?

What shell do you want to use?---have you checked to see if it's in the package manager? (Same questions for the other apps....)

Keep in mind that the various utilities from the Gnu project were developed for "Unix-like" systems before Linux existed.

hawaiianshirt3 06-24-2012 08:49 PM

I'd use BSD, but BSD and my graphics card is like mixing bleach and ammonia

TommyC7 06-24-2012 09:53 PM

Everything you just asked for can exist on any Linux distribution. You're looking for a different shell? Install a new shell. Looking for a different compiler? Install a new compiler. As for "unixy" applications, the hell is that supposed to mean?

Terminal_Cowboy 06-24-2012 10:12 PM

Maybe the OP means apps or features that are only found in BSD type distros only. My guess...

The OP needs to be specific about unixy.

nixblog 06-24-2012 10:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TommyC7 (Post 4710966)
As for "unixy" applications, the hell is that supposed to mean?

Possibly he may be referring to non-X command line apps - who knows?

As pointed out, if you want a "BSD like" experience then just used a BSD derivative such as FreeBSD, OpenBSD or NetBSD - even PCBSD if you require a GUI from the word go!

onebuck 06-25-2012 07:20 AM

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Hi,
Quote:

Originally Posted by hawaiianshirt3 (Post 4710923)
sorry, I didn't really make myself clear, I meant more on the lines of command shell, compiler, and more unixy applications

If you wish to stay with a Gnu/Linux then I will suggest 'Slackware'. You can get more at: Get Slackware Linux

jefro 06-25-2012 12:11 PM

I still can't figure out what he wants exactly.
Userland? Not sure I know what the issue is there.

Unix like? Opensolaris maybe?

anomie 06-25-2012 01:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hawaiianshirt3
... I was wondering what I could do to make it more like BSD, ie, similar userland and less GNU software

IMO: the easiest path to these requirements is to replace your video card, and run one of the BSDs.

jefro 06-25-2012 05:13 PM

I just can't imagine what card can't run with the bsd's. Any of them can run in vesa mode.


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