Denis Troshin wrote: > 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.
You're right. The authors of the offending software packages should not do that. It's going to be incredibly hard to get the FSF to quit using libibery, getline, gdb, etc., though. > For example, I don't need Perl or Python but a few packages I install > require them. Don't install those packages? Provide patches that remove the dependencies, if they are trivial? Rewrite the software from scratch, if the dependencirs turn out to be non-trivial? > Does exist a programming under unix without these dependencies? Sure. Anything you are willing to write that doesn't do that. > 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!!! I beg to differ. InstallShield has a tendency to install the NT version of CTL3D.DLL over top of the Windows 95/98 version, breaking things utterly (as one example). Also, CRTL32.DLL no longer ships with the base system, but it is required for a lot of runtime executable code. It was left out of the base system in order to force people to distribute it, and that was done to impose license restrictions on where the resulting code can be run (i.e. it's free to redistribute with your applications, so long as you only run them on a Microsoft OS -- see the VisualDevStudio license next time you get a chance). > Is it possible in unix? > > Before I thought that unix programs very compact, but they are huge! You're using the wrong programs. I'm going to guess you are installing Gnome or KDE or something like that that has a huge dependency list because it wants to have a huge feature list. -- Terry _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"