Subject: Re: Precompiled binaries and patches
To: Chris G. Demetriou <>
From: Bakul Shah <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/12/1994 16:53:20
> unfortunately, we don't have an unlimited amount of disk space to
> accomodate this...  I'm working on finding some more disk space for
> it, but nothing's likely to come of that until at least 12/1.

May I suggest storing just the patches to a standard distribution?
With some additional info. like
a) ptr to the standard distribution including version number
b) a brief description of changes
c) whether netbsd-1.0 or (soon) netbsd-current was used and
   what compiler if that is relevant, and,
d) if the porter is willing to offer a binary and if so the FTP site.

The reason I suggest this is because it takes a while for
netbsd support to get reintegrated in a package and a new
version to appear on the net.  It sure would be nice to be
able to avoid the usually trivial but time consuming task of

Bakul Shah