Merge notes on Linuxisms from a wiki page to the FreeBSD porters handbook FreeBSD
Status: Closed Time to complete: 72 hrs Mentors: Eygene Ryabinkin, Eitan Adler Tags: SGML, documentation, FreeBSD, DocBook, Linux

Description of task

The FreeBSD ports collection consists of a variety of ported software that oftentimes was not originally written for FreeBSD. As such, porters who want to make this software available for FreeBSD users, need to make special arrangements in order to run the software from other Unix-like operating systems such as GNU/Linux. Instructions and helpful advice on how to do that is available on the following wiki page: http://wiki.freebsd.org/AvoidingLinuxisms

The contents of said wiki page needs to be converted into a separate section of the FreeBSD porters handbook so that porters can find this information easily. When adding these instructions (and possibly examples) to the porters handbook, the source code needs to be correctly formatted and must conform to our documentation source code style guidelines.

Task requires:


A FreeBSD system (in a VirtualBox Virtual Machine) installed on your computer. 
Knowledge of the documentation guidelines for the FreeBSD project: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/fdp-primer/
Check out a copy of the documentation tree from the documentation repository to get the source code for the chapter

Uploaded Work
File name/URL File size Date submitted
porters-handbook-linuxisms.diff 3.6 KB November 28 2011 21:05 UTC
Comments
issyl0 on November 25 2011 19:24 UTC Task Claimed

I would like to work on this task.

Wojciech A. Koszek on November 26 2011 17:39 UTC Task Assigned

This task has been assigned to issyl0. You have 72 hours to complete this task, good luck!

issyl0 on November 28 2011 21:06 UTC Ready for review

The work on this task is ready to be reviewed.

Eitan Adler on November 28 2011 22:20 UTC Task Closed

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