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Re: dhc* in NetBSD 7.0

On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 10:03:56AM +0100, Hauke Fath wrote:
> At 21:27 Uhr -0700 24.3.2013, Hisashi T Fujinaka wrote:
> >On Mon, 25 Mar 2013, Mindaugas Rasiukevicius wrote:
> >
> >> Jeff Rizzo <> wrote:
> >>> 1) Remove ISC DHCP from base entirely;  this would mean NetBSD 7.0 would
> >>> not ship with a DHCP server, and would have dhcpcd as the only DHCP
> >>> client in base.
> >>
> >> I would say this is the way to go.
> >
> >I am against this; I often use the dhcp server on NetBSD and I think
> >others have mentioned this as well.
> Quite.
> I often use tcsh(1) and sendmail(8) on NetBSD - why are they not in base?

In the first case, because it never was and its maintainer thinks it's too
large to be suitable as a replacement for our base csh.  I trust him, at least.
In the second case, for precisely the same reason for which dhclient should go:
because we provide another implementation of the exact same functionality,
one we think is better for most purposes, in the base system already.


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