Mk/ missing CSH tag

Eir Nym eirnym at
Fri Nov 19 17:21:53 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?

If you think that any part of base system is mandatory, you should
write request to remove knob WITHOUT_TCSH and any other, which you
think is not optional.

> 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.
> --
> Christian "naddy" Weisgerber                          naddy at
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