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Re: dhc* in NetBSD 7.0

Am 26.03.13 19:16, schrieb Christos Zoulas:
> On Mar 26,  2:12pm, (Thor Lancelot Simon) wrote:
> -- Subject: Re: dhc* in NetBSD 7.0
> | Let's announce the demise of dhclient in the release notes for 6.1 or 6.2,
> | then.  I don't see any reason why .0 releases should be special for this
> | kind of thing.
> Let's just decide what to do; it seems to me the most concervative thing
> is to ship with it. What's the downside of that? Disk space?

I agree.  It does not harm anyone.  I don't use it anymore, since dhcpcd
got really useful.  But why break other peoples setup?  We ship so much
old stuff.  Anyone using the starmode line discipline?

No one is forced to use dhclient, but removing it has this smell of us
telling users what they have to do.  Let them decide by themselves.

> | I don't see a 4MB executable as a "minor" annoyance.  I see it as one of
> | the larger single opportunities to get duplicative bloat out of the base
> | system.
> | 
> | Roy has committed to fix any bugs about which anyone actually gives him
> | useful bug reports.  He has done an excellent job of that in the past,
> | and implemented a considerable amount of backwards compatibility (for
> | example, the hook scripts) to make life easier for people with custom
> | or complex dhclient configurations.  I can't see how it's sensible to wait
> | years more before dropping code we could reasonably have dropped in 6.0.
> Yes, and that's a great thing. We are working with him to resolve the issue.
> It would be 1 more year... Don't kill it before it has a chance to have a 
> legal
> drink...
> christos

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