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Date:      Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:45:46 +0100
From:      Rolf Nielsen <rmg1970swe@gmail.com>
To:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>, Lev <leventelist@gmail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Questions from a Linux refugee
Message-ID:  <54ABF51A.3030706@gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <20150106123321.31c89156.freebsd@edvax.de>
References:  <20150106115503.4870ab2e@jive> <20150106123321.31c89156.freebsd@edvax.de>

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On 2015-01-06 12:33, Polytropon wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Jan 2015 11:55:03 +0100, Lev wrote:
>> 1. Lack of ext4 support. As a Linux user, I have lots of disks
>> with ext4 partition, and I simply wanted to copy files, but
>> failed. I might be naive, but ext4 is open, so why can't FreeBSD
>> have native support for ext4?
> 
> Because of the amount of available file systems especially in Linux
> (more than 5), having them supported along with the operating
> system (!) is not FreeBSD's way to go. Instead you can find support
> in 3rd party software: The ports collection contains fuse which
> allows you to access many kinds of different file systems.

Isn't the issue more about ext4 being GPL licensed than about
maintaining support for several filesystems?

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