freebsd packages going the debian way!

Mayuresh Kathe mayuresh at
Fri Oct 12 13:42:41 UTC 2018

i have been tinkering around with mailing system options under freebsd
and have found most of the options are dependent on entire unnecessary
bloated external components.
- fetchmail depends on python, why?
- nmh depends on curl and libhttp, why?
- getmail depends on python + python config suite, why?

somehow, freebsd packages seem to be going the debian way, why?

i am willing to abandon "nmh" and be happy with mailx, but how do i get
my remote emails onto my local system without having to install a 
fetchmail package which depends on an entire python programming system?

btw, the stock sendmail seems nicely minimalistic, good to know.

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