* (1) Why is tcl in the base distribution if it is not used?
Beats me. You can safely remove everything that matches
"/usr/*/*tcl*" and "/usr/share/mann/*/*" though. Use NOTCL for your
next make world and you will never see tcl in the base system again.
What to you do about src/contrib/tcl? cvsup dutifully populates this
* (2) Why is the ports-current collection ignoring the version of
* tcl installed with the base distribution?
Because the damn thing is so incompatible with itself, and have a lot
of ports depend on each of the versions.
If you want a longer version, I can forward you my 1.6MB archive from
the most recent round of flames.
I've been reading the mailing lists for quite sometime and recall the
previous dialogue(s). Please do not missing understand me. I am not
attacking the fact that the ports are self contained. I think the
original arguments for including tcl in the base distribution are bogus,
and tcl rightfully belongs in ports.