cvs commit: src/gnu/usr.bin Makefile src/lib Makefile src/sbin Makefile src/usr.bin Makefile src/usr.sbin Makefile

Garance A Drosihn drosih at
Fri Aug 29 12:42:00 PDT 2003

At 8:42 PM +0200 8/29/03, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
>In message <20030829183759.GA68755 at>, "David O'Brien" writes:
>  >On Fri, Aug 29, 2003, Robert Watson wrote:
>  >>
>  >> Great!  I was hoping this would be the outcome of the
>  >> Minimalist FreeBSD discussion.
>  >
>>  Was there a discussion somewhere that most of us missed?
>I didn't participate in any discussion, I just used my sound
>judgement to make it possible to cut out various bits people
>are unlikely to put on 64MB CompactFlash cards.

Well, the discussion that Robert refers to is one which came
up in -hackers.  It wasn't a discussion about this exact
outcome.  It just a discussion from a user trying to build a
minimal freebsd system.

I think these knobs are a helpful first-cut at trimming down
the freebsd distribution, but I wouldn't want to see many more
of these added without more of an -arch discussion and some
clear idea as to what we're hoping to do and how it should be
done (and in particular, how we make sure that whatever is
done will remain up-to-date as the system changes).  I suspect
that Warner is right, and we could get ourselves into a mess
if we jump into some easy-looking solution.

Garance Alistair Drosehn            =   gad at
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