Subject: Re: CVS commit: src
To: matthew green <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 02/07/2005 14:07:46
[I've redirected the conversation to tech-userlevel]

matthew green <> writes:
>    > considering that it's extra build time for everyone, yeah, i would
>    > object..
>    You can always do MKHTML=no and not suffer the build time penalty...
> but why should everyone have to do this when they aren't going to
> be used?  i'm all for MKHTML=yes working fine.  but there is no
> good reason that a base netbsd install or build should do them.

I see two reasons for wanting it default on.

1) Things that are default off rot. MKHTML was default off, and lo, it
2) Many people actually would make use of the thing -- although we
   supply no web browser in the base install, it is a rare machine
   that doesn't actually come with one.

I see two big reasons for wanting it default off:

1) Many older machines don't have the disk space.
2) As you note, the build time penalty might be too much for many