[Koha] Koha and OpenBSD

Nicolas Legrand nicolas.legrand at bulac.fr
Tue Nov 16 05:17:28 NZDT 2021

Hey Tomas

Le lun. 18 oct. 2021 à 00:55, Tomas Cohen Arazi <tomascohen at gmail.com> a
écrit :

> I bet the main challenge is the availability of yaz/zebra and friends.

there is no port for Zebra, so it has to be ported. Yaz is already included

> Talking about OpenBSD on x86_64?

It’s been there for a long time :)  https://www.openbsd.org/amd64.html but
last time I checked the multicore features are not very well advanced.

It’s been a long time since I’ve last used OpenBSD, but it remains one of
my favorite systems ever: it’s very neat, the base is excellent. It’s great
for network applications. You can also have a very decent desktop with it.
The package system is really great (all written in Perl by Marc Espie), one
of the best I’ve used, the only one that never betrayed me.

That said, it's slower, you have less possibilities, less hardware working.
>From time to time they decide to fork or rewrite some big softwares,
sometimes it’s great (like PF, OpenSMTPd). Sometimes it feels exaggerated.
The community is also very elitist and... well, let’s say “direct”.

If you like clean, well documented systems with great defaults, OpenBSD is
worth a try.

Now I wouldn’t try Koha on it, because it’s a no brainer to install it on
Linux. Just thinking about all the Perl dependencies to port makes me dizzy



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