Make it so that nobody wins

Richard Coleman richardcoleman at
Mon Nov 24 20:55:17 PST 2003

Neither side of the static/dynamic root debate wants to give in.  And 
neither side wants to be one the that has to recompile the world to get 
what they want.  So make it so that no one wins.

1. Have sysinstall ask whether you want a dynamic or static root installed.
2. When recompiling the world, make it mandatory that DYNAMICROOT=YES/NO 
exits in make.conf.

Neither side wins, neither side loses.  Now both side will hate it equally.

Of course, I'm only being half serious.  But in a bizarre way, it kinda 
makes sense.

Richard Coleman
richardcoleman at

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