Fbsd8 fbsd8 at
Mon May 12 21:03:56 UTC 2014

Polytropon wrote:
> On Mon, 12 May 2014 16:05:49 -0400, Fbsd8 wrote:
>> I remember back in 6.x a lot of talk about killing every thing about 
>> games. Todays version of the handbook has no mention of games, but the 
>> bsdinstall installer has option to install games and there is a ports 
>> collection category called games. bsdconfig has no games installer.
>> So what is the general status of games?
> Maybe they have been moved to a port now (just like the
> former documentation)? What's in /usr/games? I don't have
> access to a v10 system at the moment, but my home system
> at v8 does have them.
>> Is the handbook correct and bsdinstall and the ports collection just 
>> never got cleaned up or does the handbook need a chapter on games?
> Do you refer to the games in /usr/games, or would you wish
> for more information about gaming on FreeBSD in general?
> (I'm using my home desktop for gaming too, and I got even
> the strangest games working here.)
>> Do you really think stage is going to be added to those game ports?
>> Or is the underlining intention of killing all ports that are not staged 
>> by june 30 the method being used to get rid of all the game ports?
> That would be sad. :-(
> On the v10 system I installed few months ago, I did even install
> OpenArena, but as there was no precompiled pacakge, it required
> a "make install", plus that it didn't build with Clang (instead
> required gcc).

My 10.0 host /usr/games directory is empty. I did not select games to be 
installed during the bsdinstall install.

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