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Old 06-24-2012, 07:50 PM   #1
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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
 
Old 06-24-2012, 08:07 PM   #2
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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?
 
Old 06-24-2012, 08:22 PM   #3
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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/
 
Old 06-24-2012, 08:37 PM   #4
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sorry, I didn't really make myself clear, I meant more on the lines of command shell, compiler, and more unixy applications
 
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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.
 
Old 06-24-2012, 08:49 PM   #6
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I'd use BSD, but BSD and my graphics card is like mixing bleach and ammonia
 
Old 06-24-2012, 09:53 PM   #7
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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?
 
Old 06-24-2012, 10:12 PM   #8
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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.

Last edited by Terminal_Cowboy; 06-24-2012 at 10:15 PM.
 
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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!
 
Old 06-25-2012, 07:20 AM   #10
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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
 
Old 06-25-2012, 12:11 PM   #11
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I still can't figure out what he wants exactly.
Userland? Not sure I know what the issue is there.

Unix like? Opensolaris maybe?
 
Old 06-25-2012, 01:11 PM   #12
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... 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.
 
Old 06-25-2012, 05:13 PM   #13
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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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