removing base system software, part 2

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Mon May 26 14:10:45 PDT 2003

Tom wrote:
[ ... ]
> however, sendmail is still present on the system, as are other utilities like 
> telnet.  disabling them is not a problem;  i want them to be removed safely.

If you perform a clean reinstallation from the version you compiled with 
the appropriate /etc/make.conf flags defined, then try doing a:

	find / -mtime +10 identify all older files.

> pkg_* utilities are not used to do this.  i have no packages installed except 
> for the man pages ( on top of the base system installation ).  how do i 
> control what the base system installs?

You cannot.  You can change what constitutes the "base system" as 
discussed above, but the base system is one "package" and is not divisible.


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