I can't make world without the "games" group?

RW fbsd06 at mlists.homeunix.com
Sat Aug 2 01:18:49 UTC 2008

On Fri, 1 Aug 2008 17:31:22 +0200
"Redd Vinylene" <reddvinylene at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello!
> Why can't I make world without the "games" group? I run a serious
> server, not a kindergarten ;)
> I don't want the games group there, I just don't need it!

"Games" is a bit of a misnomer, Most of the old FreeBSD games have been
moved into games/freebsd-games. What's left is not much more than
fortune (for login tips), and includes several things that could equally
well be regarded as utilities: primes(6), factor(6), random(6).

Before you remove "games", make sure you don't use any scripts that
rely on these utilities. For example the ports system ignores
RANDOMIZE_MASTER_SITES if you don't have random(6)

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