Anybody working on removing sendmail from base?

Chris Pressey cpressey at
Wed Oct 1 07:58:57 PDT 2003

On Wed, 1 Oct 2003 02:02:06 -0600
Mike Porter <mupi at xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> the question then becomes, why bother hiding those utilities at all?  
> presumeably, the system is dependent on them in some way, and it seems
> to me that there will be enough ports set up to use the systems
> compiler, that you might as well assume that it is going to be there;
> if you are going to do that, then why bother hiding it in the first
> place?  the point is to eliminate GPL dependencies, unless you (the
> user) specifically want it.

I thought the point of hiding utilities was to eliminate conflicts:
if A wants X 1.0 and B wants X 1.1 then A sees X 1.0 and B sees X 1.1
regardless of how much X 1.0 and X 1.1 overlap.

Same principle applies when A is the OS, B is the user, X is a compiler.


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