On 04/08/06, Joseph Le-Phan <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
Personally, it'd be fantastic if mc was slated for inclusion. It's an absolute necessary install once I get a system up and running.
The thing is, once you go down this route it won't stop. Other people regard bash, or lsof, or vim, or wget as an "absolute necessary install". bash gets put on all our boxes because three of my colleagues prefer it. For them it is essential - they won't use csh. I regard Tcl as an "absolute necessary install" as that is my chosen scripting language. I put it on every box I use (even Windows). And that's the problem. As I personally don't use mc it's inclusion would be wasted on me. And if Tcl was included it would be wasted on many (most!) other people. I have to say I absolutely enjoy using FreeBSD, more so than any other OS. And part of that joy comes from the few minutes installation for the base OS. I used to use Redhat. My first outing with that was version 4.2. Then as time went on it no longer fitted on a single CD (after 6.2 IIRC.) And the clutter and junk it installed (presumably because someone thought it was essential or useful) was just appalling. IMHO the base install is best left lean like it is now - the only additions should provide additional OS functionality, not user functionality. Joseph Le-Phan <five0.oss at gmail.com> [GPG key: 292E09A0] My 2 pence. Frem. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"