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Now that is a title Although, I saw these before, but has anyone installed these Debian + BSD "ports"? Debian GNU/NetBSD Debian GNU/kFreeBSD They are immature, but they use the ...
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    Debian GNU/BSD


    Now that is a title

    Although, I saw these before, but has anyone installed these Debian + BSD "ports"?

    Debian GNU/NetBSD
    Debian GNU/kFreeBSD

    They are immature, but they use the *BSD kernel in a Debian environment (apt-get, dpkg, etc..)
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    Do they use linux app compatability to run .deb packages, or is it porting of the 'apt' commands to BSD-Ports? Aren't Debian working on a Gnu/Hurd distro too?

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    Actually, the packages themselves are ported to work with the BSD kernel. Unlike like gentoo which uses BSD style with the Linux kernel, this uses Linux style with BSD kernel.

    They do have a GNU/Hurd distro (which is useable), but is nowhere near the Linux kernel or BSD kernel yet, IMHO.
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    ^ I tried that once but couldn't get it to boot :/

    Quote Originally Posted by bigtomrodney
    Do they use linux app compatability to run .deb packages, or is it porting of the 'apt' commands to BSD-Ports? Aren't Debian working on a Gnu/Hurd distro too?
    http://www.debian.org/ports/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vergil83
    Actually, the packages themselves are ported to work with the BSD kernel. Unlike like gentoo which uses BSD style with the Linux kernel, this uses Linux style with BSD kernel.
    Actually, it's not the packages that are ported to the *BSD kernel, but the GNU C library that is ported to the *BSD kernel. That way, adding packges to Debian GNU/*BSD is quite easy, since they already work on Debian GNU/Linux with the GNU C library.

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