IMPORTANT: Do not expect 100% drop-in replacement and compatibility. Certain utilities may not exist and for those that do, there may be missing options. One purpose of this Wiki is to document missing features and the problems they cause (in order to device work-arounds). Make sure that the replacement(s) that you install fill your needs before proceeding.
Why change GNU (and other base components) to Heirloom? In contrast to the [base2busybox] project, the size gain is not as
The heirloom project mantains several different traditional UNIX variants. To read more about the different profiles, follow this [link]. Current base2Heirloom packages utilizes Busybox to compensate for missing utilities. Any alternative sources to fill up with missing utilities are however of interest, especially those that fit with the spirit of the Heirloom project.
This is the most traditional variant. Binaries in base2heirloom packages with this profile are taken from /usr/heirloom in the following order:
bin > bin/posix > bin/ucb
Binaries in base2heirloom packages with this profile are taken from /usr/heirloom in the following order:
bin/posix2001 > bin/posix > bin > bin/ucb
In contrast to the other profiles of Heirloom, ucb only represent some added-value from the traditional BSD on another profile. The ucb profile represents the most modern configuration.