Subject: RE: NetBSD is not Linux
To: None <>
From: Thomas Michael Wanka <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 06/08/2001 17:36:50

On 8 Jun 2001, at 10:59, Stephane St Hilaire wrote:

> look like OpenBSD ? Is the problem with Linux that it has one name and
> diffrent looks ?  If so then just add the distribution in front of the
> name and no confusion can arise. All kidding aside I just don't see
> the "anarchy" issue as a big deal and it doesn't seem to be a problem
> in Linux's market acceptance.

it is an issue. One distribution has some of its configuration files in 
/sbin/rc.d, others have it in /etc/rc.d just for example. And it is a 
problem in Linux=B4s market acceptance, therefore the Linux Standard 
Base exists. You will see that the confirmance to the LSB is in the 
above example a link from /sbin to /etc, but it seems to work. 

From my POV it seems to be more easy to make *BSD apps work 
on Linux than to find all these little differences to make  a Linux app 
work on a different distribution than it was written for.