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From Randy Terbush <>
Subject Re: bsdi --> freebsd
Date Sat, 02 Aug 1997 04:07:16 GMT

My response is a little more positive than the others... :-)

Suggesting replacing the kernel is a total no go, but if the 
binaries that you are trying to move are less tightly tied to 
kernel memory access, you can probably get away with grabbing a 
copy of /usr/local (assuming your changes are localized to that) 
installing FreeBSD, and then dumping /usr/local back on the system 
with minor pain.

Of course I have been staring at NT all day, so I'm way beyond a 
crack addict....

> Yeah, this is a little off topic; but I'm planning on moving from BSDI to
> FreeBSD on hyperreal, and I was wondering if one of the local freebsd gurus
> could provide some assistance.
> FreeBSD claims to support BSDI binaries.  I'm /hoping/ that I could avoid a
> full backup/format disks/restore from tape juggernaut by simply dropping in
> a new binary as /bsd.  Then over time complete the install by recompiling
> different services one by one.  Of course I'm probably smoking crack.  The
> docs at don't talk at all about specifics of BSDI ->
> FreeBSD conversion, suggesting I'll have to take the long road.  
> Any suggestions or pointers would be appreciated.  Thanks!
> 	Brian
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> "Why not?" - TL  - -

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