--- On Thu, 9/25/08, Kris Kennaway <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > From: Kris Kennaway <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > Subject: Re: Why not GNU cmp? > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org > Date: Thursday, September 25, 2008, 3:34 PM > Unga wrote: > > > In my past experience, the GNU ncurses and Flex > (http://flex.sourceforge.net/) are simple not compatible > with FreeBSD even though Flex is licensed under BSD. I > wanted to know whether the GNU cmp is also the same fate > other than the license because all these GNU tools comes in > one package, Diffutils. > > Both simply are compatible with FreeBSD. > Kris, thanks for confirming both GNU cmp and FreeBSD cmp are compatible with FreeBSD.
I wish FreeBSD guys can finalize the "Porting BSD-licensed text-processing tools from OpenBSD" soon. > > I was wondering why FreeBSD wrote their own version of > cmp. If it just the license, then that's fine. I prefer > the BSD versions of diff, etc. when available. > > You are asking the wrong questions: why did GNU write their > own version > of cmp? FreeBSD's dates to 1987. > Oops, I didn't know GNU restricted the **truely free** cmp and sugar-coated it as "Free" :) Best regards Unga _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"