I can't make world without the "games" group?

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at ceid.upatras.gr
Wed Aug 27 11:31:49 UTC 2008

On Tue, 26 Aug 2008 13:20:31 -0400, Jerry McAllister <jerrymc at msu.edu> wrote:
>> Making it easy to disable stuff in `src.conf' is sort of a
>> middle-path approach.  I can live with that for now.  If someone else
>> comes along and moves fortune(1) and the other src/games/ stuff in a
>> port, I won't really object either :)
> I have wondered if it might be reasonable to put a bunch of (more)
> of that sort of stuff in a select list during installation so a
> user can choose right then if certain things will be retained or
> dropped on the floor.   Fortune and games and even the latest Perl
> and some other things might be good candidates for that select list.

The current installer already includes something "like" this.  The
various "collections" like "src", "games", "manpages", "info docs" and
the other stuff that shows up in the custom installation menu are one
way of selecting what to install and what to leave out.

There's definitely a lot of value in making this selection a lot more
fine-grained, but then we are very close to the old "everything should
be a package, including the base system" bikeshed.  I am not sure I want
to go back there :)

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