Subject: Re: Posting a snapshot to netbsd.org
To: Chris G Demetriou <Chris_G_Demetriou@LAGAVULIN.PDL.CS.CMU.EDU>
From: Stephen Champion <email@example.com>
Date: 05/09/1995 14:11:53
Chris G Demetriou said:
> > Unfortunately, amiga/ is a softlink, not a tree, and
> > therefore seemingly excludes amiga specific binaries.
> "look before you leap."
> 4 [sun-lamp] amiga % pwd
> 5 [sun-lamp] amiga % ls
> snapshot/ utils/
> no, there's a directory there all right.
I think we're talking about different places. There isn't a
ncftp>ls -l amiga
lrwxr-xr-x 1 1073 6 Mar 9 14:12 amiga@ -> m68k8k
What is NetBSD/arch/* for, anyway? The purpose is not apparent
from it's name. I think it would be an excellent idea to put full
trees there, rather than having things for each architecture split up all
over the place. Suggestion: bin-dist/, experimental/, kernel/, tools/, and
contrib/, with a NetBSD/arch/m68k8k containing packages common to the 3
m68k8k ports. Everything in one place for each version (1.0 or -current)
and architecture combination.
> Actually, could you send me (privately) contact information for the
> people who made that CD? I _need_ to get in touch with them.
I read about it in either comp.sys.amiga.announce or
comp.sys.amiga.reviews. I think it's called Meeting Pearls II, but I'm
not sure who makes it.
> > The only advantage to
> > be gained from modifying it is to split it into amiga/ and m68k8k/.
> Which is a _very_ big advantage.
It may be a big advantage, but if it is not done well, it will
be as cumbersome and unused as the present system on sun-lamp. That's an
even bigger disadvantage, as it wastes time and disk space without
accomplishing anything useful.
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