Subject: Re: NetBSD on Aminet?
To: None <amiga@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Constantin Gonzalez <>
List: amiga
Date: 01/20/1995 14:48:34
> Ah, c'mon. I don't know what you don't like about Urban's Aminet-CDs.  (No,
> no  flamewar  about  Aminet!)  We  *do*  need  NetBSD on CD. There are many
> Lin*x-CDs for the PC with hundreds of precompiled  utilities.  There  isn't
> even  a  single  Un*x-CD  for  the  Amiga. Sure, it would be best to have a
> ready-to-run CD-distribution,  but  even  a  distribution  via  Aminet  and
> Aminet-CDs  would  be better than having to FTP some forty MBytes. Unix ist
> fuer alle da.

I agree on that. As far as it's on a Unix-for-all basis as an ideological 
approach and only if it's on a mirror-of-ftp.uni-r-basis (WITHOUT the 
PC-nameing convention, we're talking about Unix here) I think that
NetBSD on aminet would be fair. 

But then: Why not advertise more for NetBSD and its distribution sites. Why 
not put FAQs, Infos etc. on Aminet and tell the people how to ftp to Maybe they could integrate a download-NetBSD-part into
adt... :)

Seriously: I think that if Aminet wants to mirror NetBSD, it should do so, 
but they should preserver the Directory-structure and naming convention of It would cause much too much confusion to change 
names etc. and that would also go against the NetBSD-for-all-platforms 

Just my $0.02,


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