buildworld selectively?

Robert Huff roberthuff at
Mon Jun 10 20:38:14 UTC 2013

Walter Hurry writes:

>  >>  Fair enough. Point taken, thanks. Nevertheless I see no reason to
>  >>  compile stuff I neither want nor need.
>  > 
>  > 	While I endorse the principle ... it can be difficult for the
>  > casual user to know which parts can be removed without blowing up things
>  > they want.
>  > 	(Been there, had to change the underwear after the new kernel
>  > didn't boot.  Booted old kernel, fixed things.)
>  > 
>  Wise words. The kernel and world builds/installs went fine, but
>  soon afterwards I noticed a problem with the mail/dcc-dccd port
>  (required, in my case, by SpamAssassin), which would not rebuild,
>  complaining that the base sendmail was not found or too old.
>  Since I use Postfix, I had set WITHOUT_SENDMAIL in
>  /etc/src.conf. I shall remove it and rebuild. C'est la vie!

	My case was more spectacular: since there were no ISA slots I
removed "device ISA" (or whatever it was).  Turns out that dragged
in a whole _truckload_ of essential infrastructure ....
	<insert graphic of nuclear explosion>

					Robert Huff

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