On Tue, 2008-09-23 at 17:38 -0400, Grant Peel wrote: > Hi all, > > When I was young, many many moons ago, and I installed FreeBSD 4.4 for the > first time, I enabled linux compatability ... > > Each build since, I have enabled it ... > > So not I am at the point of asking myself why? > > All I run is webservers and namesrvers, you know, Bind, Apache, Mysql, > vmpop3d, PHP, Exim and shh...not to mention a few utils, ipa, ipfw etc. > > Does anyone have any compelling reason I should continue to enable linux > compatability? > > Are there any pitfalls (Security, Performance) in doing so?
I've done the same myself for a long time, but now I just do minimal installs and go from there after having numerous issues with incompatible packages rather than ports. I can't see any security issues in not having it, in fact isn't there a principle for security in the less software the less holes to get through? Linux compat is only installed if you install a port that requires it to operate, so it would seem that a lot of servers wouldn't necessarily use it. Its mostly a desktop thing for some of the more difficult to port (or legal issue) software that users specifically want. Cheers _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"