got(1) in base (was: Re: gitup(1) in base)

Chris bsd-lists at
Sun Feb 21 03:53:22 UTC 2021

On 2021-02-20 11:24, Ilya Bakulin wrote:
> Last time I asked this question I didn't receive any convincing reply so
> I'd like to try again... What exactly does "makes base system
> complete" mean? What's wrong with having a good port?
Define good.
IOW ask 9 people what is long. Then ask 9 people what is short. You
don't expect to get the same answer, do you? ;-)
As to; makes base system complete?
It used to mean that it had everything required to make a fully
functional system.
What's wrong with having a good port?
Nothing. Everyone can get their "good port" installed as simply as
pkg install good port. :-)

> On Wed, Feb 10, 2021 at 7:15 PM Christian Weisgerber <naddy at>
> wrote:
>> "Uni T. Runker":
>> > Using the portable version as a base for FreeBSD makes sense to me.
>> >
>> > However, Christian did a lot of work to make got run on FreeBSD.
>> Christian
>> > - what's your opinion on this?
>> Well, I created the existing devel/got port.  It identifies all
>> portability issues that concern FreeBSD and solves them.  It should
>> be the obvious starting point for an import into base.
>> I'll happily contribute to get a "-portable" effort to build on
>> FreeBSD eventually, but that's orthogonal to importing got into
>> base.

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