On Mon, 2003-09-01 at 10:58, Denis Troshin wrote:
> Almost every package I install requires a few other packages. This
> 'idea of using dependent packages' turns FreeBSD (and other
> unix-systems) to an ugly monster.
> For example, I don't need Perl or Python but a few packages I install
> require them.
> Does exist a programming under unix without these dependencies?
> P.S. Under Windows it is possible to write not bad applications which
> depend just on libraries (KERNEL32, USER32, GDI32). And these libs
> exist on every base system!!!
> Is it possible in unix?
> Before I thought that unix programs very compact, but they are huge!
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FreeBSD is not intended to be used as a desktop, it is the best option
for firewall and Internet service features which do not require
extra-packages (or a lot of them) by default.
PS: Do you really need to compare windows "HUGE UGLY" and sluggish
kernel with FreeBSD's?
PS2:The monster has got a name, and it's not really a monster, is a
daemon, it's "Chuck" ehehe
Mrio Freitas (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ncleo Portugus de FreeBSD (NPF)