[rescue] Sun's new policy sucks...

Michael Vergallen mvergall at pandora.be
Thu Apr 7 16:44:21 CDT 2005

Patrick wrote :
> What do you mean?  If it's installing dependencies, it's likely because 
> the package you're installing depends on libraries (or binaries or 
> something) from the other ones to be available....  I haven't seen a 
> whole lot of 'unreasonable' dependancies.  There's a few things that 
> depend on X that could have been compiled without support for it, but 
> I'm willing to be most people rather have the additional support 
> compiled in than not (and it's not as if you couldn't recompile the 
> package yourself to not require such things).

I've found however for my requirements that having X installed is not
feaseble at all due to disk space. I run a couple of boxes that don't 
need X like name servers, firewalls, NAT's,even mailservers.I switched 
to NetBSD because i.m.h.o it has a cleaner and leaner design to it. Also 
I'm a purist in the way that if I don't compile the lot from scratch I don't
trust it becuase the code was probably compiled without the correct optimisation, 
so I don't like the fact that you can't simply re-compile debian like you can a *BSD 
flavoured system. The only problem is that for now NetBSD dousn't function on SMP Ultra's.     

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