Remove BIND, Sendmail, Perl and etc from base?

Matthew Dillon dillon at
Tue Jul 22 11:48:04 PDT 2003

    The eventual goal is to make *ALL* userland applications, including
    things like cp, ls, etc... all operate through the packaging system,
    and remember that it is the packaging system's goal to support 
    installation of multiple versions of anything without conflict.

    This will be a big sub-project in DragonFly... to rip up the whole
    buildworld system and replace it with a packaging system, but one that
    I think needs to be delayed until we can actually implement the packaging
    system, which in turn will require the ability to operate userland VFSs
    (for the 'environment's I keep talking about).  There is no reason to
    rip the apps out now because we have nothing to replace them with until
    the packaging system is ready to go.  I'm talking probably a 6-12 month
    time frame for this stage.

					Matthew Dillon 
					<dillon at xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

:Jeremy Messenger wrote:
:> First all, you don't need to create some odd flames. I am pretty aware
:> about a lot of info are in the FreeBSD's mailing list archives, but all I
:> want to hear in here is... 'yes or no'.. Maybe, it would be nice with a
:> small details too without a flame, since this isn't FreeBSD. ;-)
:> I always want a FreeBSD without have BIND, Sendmail, Perl and etc in the
:> base system by default and use the packages/ports instead if anyone want
:> those stuff.
:> Cheers,
:> Mezz
:For Perl we need to wait until the dust clears, as removing perl
:has all kinds of implications to the kernel build.

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