BIND in the base (Was: Re: tmux(1) in base)
gnemmi at gmail.com
Tue Sep 22 17:14:14 UTC 2009
... and what about sendmail??
couldn't it be easily replaced by DMA
On 9/22/09, Doug Barton <dougb at freebsd.org> wrote:
> Sergey Vinogradov wrote:
>> The things in the base system I always wondered about are sendmail
>> and bind9. These are pretty heavy, and definitely are not used in every
>> single installation. Maybe someday I'll see sendmail and bind9 in ports
>> instead of base system. And yes, I know about WITHOUT_BIND= and
>> WITHOUT_SENDMAIL= :)
> For about the millionth time ... :)
> I would be perfectly happy to remove BIND, however most people want
> some or all of dig, host, or nslookup in the base, which means that
> about 60% or more of the BIND source code has to be there to allow
> that. From there it's a pretty simple leap to "let's build it all then
> because that's how we've always done it."
> The next-best thing would be to flip the knobs so that we're not
> building named and friends by default which I'm happy to do if people
> want it done, but no one ever comes up with a clear consensus to do it.
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