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Re: help building sendmail after patch
On Thu, Sep 18, 2003 at 01:37:55PM -0600, Jack Woehr wrote:
> Theo de Raadt wrote:
> > > I assume that it has been pointed out that source-only
> > > patches make OpenBSD unusable to those who choose not to
> > > install the C compiler for whatever reason (security,
> > > diskspace, GPL-avoidance, etc.).
> > yes, and i expect it is going to stay that way for a while...
> Could almost be a motto and selling point:
> ``OpenBSD: Guaranteed unusable to those who choose not to
> install the C compiler!''
Erm...you seem to be missing the point. A source code patch must
be applied to source code. Source code must be compiled with a
compiler before the computer can run it. If you don't have a
compiler and the source code, you have no way of turning the patch
into anything the computer gives a damn about.
OpenBSD installations without the compiler can be extremely
useful. You just have to generate patched binaries on a different
system (or get them from somewhere else).
Are cars unusable by people who don't have wrenches because you
need a wrench to fix the car?
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