Mk/ missing CSH tag

Eir Nym eirnym at
Fri Nov 19 16:06:25 UTC 2010

On 19 November 2010 18:32, Christian Weisgerber <naddy at> wrote:
> Eir Nym <eirnym at> wrote:
>> >>> Since when? If you are missing /bin/csh, your system is defective
>> >>> or at least nonstandard.
>> >>
>> >> It is good joke, thanks
>> >
>> > I guess he's talking about the ports tree being too fragile for some
>> > non-default configurations and not many people are willing to fix it.
>> I understand this. Port can check this (because it is optional system
>> component) and use another or generate error.
> This is very confusing.  One of us is out of sync with reality.
> (If it's me, I'd like to know.)  Your confident claim that csh is
> optional is like stating that the sky is green and the sun is purple.
> Did I miss something?
> Yes, I know there is a WITHOUT_TCSH knob.  You can use this when
> you build a FreeBSD-based embedded system where you know you won't
> need csh.  In no way does the existence of this knob imply that csh
> is optional on a standard FreeBSD system where you build ports.

Ok, another example is NIS. You can turn off NIS support in your
system, and ports will check NIS biraries if they need them.

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