In the last episode (Sep 01), Denis Troshin said: > Almost every package I install requires a few other packages. > This 'idea of using dependent packages' turns FreeBSD (and other > unix-systems) to an ugly monster. > > For example, I don't need Perl or Python but a few packages I > install require them. > > Does exist a programming under unix without these dependencies? > > P.S. Under Windows it is possible to write not bad applications > which depend just on libraries (KERNEL32, USER32, GDI32). And these > libs exist on every base system!!!
Windows has the same problems. Are you seriously saying you've never had to download a vbrun*.dll to get a Windows program that required Visual Basic to run? Or maybe had to download one of the many patches that afflict the MS Java implementation? > Is it possible in unix? Of course. Most programs in the ports tree are standalone. 95% of the programs in the base system are standalone. > Before I thought that unix programs very compact, but they are huge! Some are huge, some are small. There are a lot of Windows programs that are huge too (MS Word, for example). -- Dan Nelson [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"