DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2004-11
Jonas Sundström <jonas@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Oliver Fromme <olli@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > In my (personal) opinion, it _should_ be part of any oper-
> > ating system that calls itself "BSD". It is a historical
> > part of BSD. /usr/games existed in 2.8BSD (1981) and
> > possibly earlier (which I can't check right now, unfortu-
> > nately).
> Have you tried Doom 3 ?
No (I've seen it, but not played it myself; I think it's
just crap). But that's got nothing to do with /usr/games
> > Apart from that, I don't think there is a good reason why
> > it should be removed. Space considerations don't seem to
> > be a good reason, as the whole /usr/games directory is only
> > 200 Kbytes, which is smaller than /bin/ls (on my FreeBSD 4
> > machine here anyway).
> Clutter. It's a major issue on any Unix-like system,
> but Unix people in general seem to be immune to it.
Clutter? I don't think so. Maybe _you_ think that it has
no use. That's fine, you can "rm -r" it on your machines,
and a setting in make.conf will prevent it from ever being
rebuilt. But there are people who actually like and use
it. I won't install an operating system that calls itself
"BSD" but doesn't come with /usr/games/fortune and others.
If you want to remove clutter, then remove perl. It will
save about 20 Mbyte (rough guess) instead of just 200 Kbyte
which /usr/games takes. And perl _is_ in the ports collec-
tion after all.
Oliver Fromme, Konrad-Celtis-Str. 72, 81369 Munich, Germany
``All that we see or seem is just a dream within a dream.''
(E. A. Poe)