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Date:      Sun, 13 Feb 2000 19:32:37 -0800 (PST)
From:      Kris Kennaway <>
To:        Richard Wackerbarth <>
Subject:   Re: /usr/ports/ too big?
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On Sat, 12 Feb 2000, Richard Wackerbarth wrote:

> And the only reason they so so is that "you" have not given them any other
> choice.

No, the reason is that "I" don't see the need for such a tool.

> As for tools to maintain the repository, they already exist. (see rcs)
> All it will take is a little script to run over the distribution repository and
> purge as appropriate.

I look forward to your PR containing said script.

> Writing the script is MUCH easier than opening your eyes to the idea that there
> might be a better way.

It shouldn't take too long, then :-P

> If FreeBSD is ever going to amount to much more than a few "hackers"
> playing in their sandbox, there is going to have to be a less myopic
> view of the needs of others. Right now, the prevaling attitude is
> "I've got mine, to hell with the rest" and "NIH rules"

No, FreeBSD is and always has been progressed by people who do the work to
solve a problem. Expecting someone else to do the work for you is just not
the way it works.


"How many roads must a man walk down, before you call him a man?"
"That was a rhetorical question!"
"Oh..then, seven!" -- Homer Simpson

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