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Re: dhc* in NetBSD 7.0

On Mar 27,  2:40am, kre%munnari.OZ.AU@localhost (Robert Elz) wrote:
-- Subject: Re: dhc* in NetBSD 7.0

| And to get back to the topic of the Subject line, I personally think that
| we need to (should) keep dhcpd (the server) in the system, regardless of
| how few people actually need to run it (if you're looking for obsolete stuff
| that could move to pkgsrc, you could start with just about everything in
| /usr/games - dhcpd is at least useful for some people).

I vote to keep it too. I don't think anyone is arguing for removing it
without a viable replacement.

| Then, if ISC dhcp is going to be kept in the tree I suspect it would be more
| work to expunge dhclient than it is to keep it (especially now that the
| tree is, it seems, back to a state where it can track ISC releases again,
| so imports might be a bit more frequent than they have been).

Yes, except for the shared libraries issue I explained. I am inclined to
keep it too. In fact, I am planning to import -P1 RSN and work on some
RCSID lossage I missed.

| At most, I'd avoid installing it in newer systems, but keep it there and
| buildable so people who prefer it can easily bulid it (including cross
| compiling so it can be used on small systems too.)

right, I am not planning to remove the source; it is a only handful of files
compared to the rest of the monster.


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