DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2003-07
Re: Remove BIND, Sendmail, Perl and etc from base?
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.
: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.
:For Perl we need to wait until the dust clears, as removing perl
:has all kinds of implications to the kernel build.