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Date:      Sun, 08 Apr 2018 12:03:54 +0530
From:      Mayuresh Kathe <>
To:        Polytropon <>
Subject:   Re: swi-pl : minimalist edition
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On 2018-04-07 05:57 PM, Polytropon wrote:
> On Sat, 07 Apr 2018 16:10:53 +0530, Mayuresh Kathe wrote:
>> i tried sending mail to, failed.
> Maybe try to address the ports team directly?

sure, dang, it never occurred to me.

>> i am have been evaluating options to target my expert help system.
>> have tinkered with netbsd and openbsd, but didn't feel comfortable.
> That is intended. ;-)

'rotflmao'.  :-D

>> i liked prolog and was pleasantly surprised to see a port of swi-pl
>> under freebsd.
>> there's one hitch though, the swi-pl port has too many dependencies.
>> would there be some way to _also_ have a minimalist edition of swi-pl?
> That's hard to say...
> The port's description says there are no options to configure,
> so I'd guess you cannot get rid of the X dependencies (if you
> don't use X).

i ended up tinkering with ubuntu 16.0, and guess what, they have
a "no x" version in their package repository.
so, eliminating 'x' dependencies is possible, similarly, building a
small, tight core should be possible too.


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