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Re: Anybody working on removing sendmail from base?

From: "Justin C. Sherrill" <justin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2003 10:25:25 -0400

Reaching back to earlier discussions about removing Perl from the base
system, a (not necessarily final) conclusion reached was to have system
programs completely hidden from the user - a "systemperl" that was only
usable by system tasks that depended on that version, and was kept from the

Instead of worrying about what path is being taken, and so on, it may be
better to keep the system compiler, languages, etc. completely hidden from
the user, perhaps with the VFS material Matt is talking about.  i.e. a
system that has not had the gcc/tendra/Intel compiler port installed has no
compiler at all, as far as the user is concerned.  

Otherwise, you could have each port developer trying to coordinate their
port compiling with both the 'shipped' system compiler plus whatever is in
ports, which may be changing.  It would be helpful to remove one of those
from the equasion.  This carries through to other software that people
upgrade or change - Perl, sendmail, shell, etc.

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