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Date:      Mon, 15 Oct 2018 07:46:26 +0200
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        Rob Belics <robbelics@gmail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: freebsd packages going the debian way!
Message-ID:  <20181015074626.c0f5ac37.freebsd@edvax.de>
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On Sun, 14 Oct 2018 19:58:56 -0500, Rob Belics wrote:
> Unless I'm missing something, packages need to fit the lowest common
> denominator so everything to do that must be included. That's why, if you
> don't want all the extras, use ports.

In case of fetchmail, it's questionable if the X11-based GUI
configuration tool is part of _lowest_ common denominator. :-)

Keep in mind fetchmail comes with great documentation (in the
form of "man fetchmail"), and everything you need to do is
to write (at least) one stupid line into .fetchmailrc that
is really simple to construct. For a system-wide fetchmail
installation that fetches mail for several users, getting
the configuration right isn't much harder.


-- 
Polytropon
Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...



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