Now if only someone would develop ArchWindows.
Well, you might never have a use for Debian GNU/kFreeBSD either - but its GRUB2 can boot a FreeBSD kernel from a ZFS filesystem - so that's something you might be able to put to good use. A lot of odd/unexpected benefits seem to come out of these hybrid OS projects and I'm sure there will be more.
Originally Posted by bobwya
I'd Just Like to Point Some Things Out
Actually, first of all, the project is using BSD userland, there was someone who attempted the same but with a GNU userland which has long died.
The reason I started this project, which some may not agree with, was the lack of binary packages that were outdated in FreeBSD repos and to change the initsystem to something more modern.
Basically, the project was to user a new package manager (pacman) and to use a new initsystem ( OpenRC ) and things have been going well.
A few other important changes are:
PKGBUILD and makepkg work with FreeBSD ports in a jail, this saves effort of compiling outside the port tree and having to setup a lot of system variables to keep them prefixed in /usr/local to keep to BSD standards
The benefit to this is ease, and you can also override variables in PKGBUILD such as LDFLAGS, CFLAGS, CONFIGURE etc to set any options you otherwise would when building outside the port tree.
I know most people on this Forum are anti-BSD, but this was a personal project for me, to change some of the things I disliked about FreeBSD.
Originally Posted by Amzo
This project looks more interesting than some of the others as you're still using the FreeBSD userland, also I quite like the way pacman operates.
I just wanted to know, what will be the default compiler for this system and will you be basing this off the STABLE or CURRENT FreeBSD release?
Archbsd is a waste of time and the people using/making it must die
Originally Posted by amzo
zomfg amzo, seriously fucking stop fucking ur time with bsd serious just kill urself!!!! Or use linux 100%.
First, the anti-BSD stuff were some childish rotten apples and definitely not representative. I think most here are rather fond of diversity. Really neat that you are going for a "real" FreeBSD base + updated init + pacman. That sets you apart from the "kFreeBSD" distros.
Originally Posted by Amzo
I hope you get a community expanding the AUR. This is after all one of the coolest things with Arch - anyone can contribute without asking permission first.
some stuff on the webpage:
Wiki: broken link
Download: still refers to Arch linux
Originally Posted by staalmannen
Yeah, I am aware somethings are working yet. I only setup the website yesterday, wasn't expecting it to be 'leaked' so to speak, but I guess it an't really be helped.
Can it uninstall a package with all packages that depend on it? I tried it a few years ago, first with the binary packages, but then I realized that the binaries were severely out of date and not even synchronized with the ports tree, so I wanted to uninstall gtk, so that everything from xfce would get removed but I couldn't find in the documentation how to do it.
Originally Posted by Cthulhux