Royce Williams royce at
Wed Jan 14 04:23:55 UTC 2015

On Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 7:15 PM, Chris H <bsd-lists at> wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Jan 2015 19:11:50 -0800 (PST) Roger Marquis <marquis at>
> wrote
>> > The dialog option you talk about says:
>> >   [ ] REPLACE_BASE    EOL, no longer supported
>> > I'm quite sure the end-user you're talking about can get a clue from it,
>> > and if he either already had selected it before, or he just selected it, he
>> > will get:
>> >  ===>  bind99-9.9.6P1_3 REPLACE_BASE is no longer supported.
>> > The end-user can then get another clue and maybe unselect it.
>> Maybe you're right but, to perhaps better illustrate the point, you would
>> never see something like this in Ubuntu, Debian, Redhat, or SuSE.
> Honestly. Need I remind you, this is FreeBSD, *not* Linux?
> In all honesty, I am *not* pleased with the current efforts to
> turn the FreeBSD motto "The Power to Serve" into
> "FreeBSD, it's the new Linux". But I [begrudgingly] understand the
> inclination to do so.

The Power to Serve can only be brought to bear if a small-shop
sysadmin isn't afraid to touch their ports.

> That said. While I understand your inclination to think FreeBSD
> must somehow be broken, when it doesn't operate as you're accustomed
> with Linux. This is FreeBSD, after all, and as hard as everyone works
> to eliminate the element of surprise, this is still FreeBSD.
> So celebrate the difference. Don't curse it, or more importantly;
> it's hard working developers. :)

None of this is intended to disparage the teams.


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