You can't compare Debian GNU/kFreeBSD with FreeBSD
apt-get install [packagename]
To give an example.
A few things are similar, of course. You might have guessed it: anything which relates to the kernel.
imho, of course.
btw: I for one didn't do "make install clean" when i used FreeBSD
mainly 5.5. I guess: to each his own.
Thanks for the link, this is quite the learning curve. I aborted it anyway because I made a mistake somewhere and was getting a ton of unwanted stuff=bork, lol. Unfortunately, the Wheezy kFreeBSD uses the 9.x FreeBSD kernel, which conveniently DOESN'T 'see' my old Intel fakeraid, son-ah-mah-beech, lol. Gunna try the PC-BSD 10.1rc2, see if I have any luck with that, if not, I guess I could find the time and attempt the FreeBSD again since it likes
my old fakeraid. Practice makes perfect! The whole idea is to find a replacement for my new machine before
Franken-Jessie is unleashed on the world, Ima workin on it.
Edit: You're right, it helps to understand what's going on when doing anything, I gotta do some serious reading.
Edit 2: Update...my brief but interesting and eventful trip in to FreeBSD land, I did get FreeBSD 10.1rc4 installed on my old machine's fakeraid (4x320GB HDDs), it's all good and cool and stuff, but it really makes you appreciate already put together distros. I had the luxury of printing a ton of howtos with my new machine and to DuckDuckGo answers to problems. Anyway, installed xorg, got it working, installed Xfce, no GUI login manager, installed xdm, xdm took users and pws but went no where (yet another command line edit of a config file to give permissions, yada yada). Bottom line, it's a lot of work, if you hate typing or white knuckle CL-ing, don't bother. I did make it in to Xfce...as root, it wouldn't let me in as my normal user (yet another CL config file hunt and edit, blech), while in Xfce, installed a few things from the terminal to kick the tires, some never showed in the menu, a few didn't work, missing this, missing that, etc. It feels like layering GUI Linux on a CL server OS..oh..wait, lol. By the looks of things, I may just use Wheezy until the support runs out and have Salix or Stella (edit: most likely Salix, although Stella is solid and dependable, Salix is more modern and has way more multimedia options
) as a backup if nothing better comes along in the meantime. I can install and config Wheezy blindfolded with heavy mittens on, too bad the Deb-hats have taken over the asylum (and bent over for the Poett-hats).
This by no means a dig at the *BSDs, I just don't have the time or the patience, I'm addicted to Raid, have been for 7 years now, ever since the 90's, watching the HDD light flicker while it chugged along taking forever to read or load something, aka, the HDD bottleneck, been on a mission to eliminate it, not going back to a single SSD/HDD now (hence the need for something that runs on my Raids). PC-BSD is to BSD what Mint is to Linux (forget Ewbuntu) but it doesn't even like my old Raid, nevermind the new one, not even gunna try it. Worst case scenario, splitting up the 2 SSDs and running something virusd free with good multimedia support (I gotta have a DVD transcoder, ISO maker GUI like DeVeDe for example, some distros only have Handbrake, which is useless to me). I made a joke a while ago, "poop or get off the Poettering", Ima gettin off the Poettering, lol.
Edit: Corrected a spelling error.