> > If one is going to require the installation of something that may > > not be part of a base system, that something might as well be bash :) > > Except that bash requires all the icky GNU utilities to build so you > have to GNUify your system.
And perl doesn't? It was GPL last I knew. > The second you put in gmake, gmake requires > iconv, readline and all the other nasty libraries, and from that point > on if you build something you never know if it's going to link in to > one of those libraries. > ... > This can cause major problems for commercial users. How? Last I heard, the *L*GPL only requires making the *library* source available (and that only if the library has been modified). It doesn't extend to the using application. > I'd love for someone to modify the gmake port to have a variable > you can set that would build all the GNUified dependency libraries, > build and install gmake and statically link in all it's GNUified > libraries, then remove all the GNUified libraries. Or, change all the gnu ports to install into something like /usr/local/gnu or /usr/local/gpl instead of straight into /usr/local. You'd still have the gnu libs when needed, but without having them included in "normal" search paths. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"