Subject: Re: Packages for NetBSD (Was: Why are there two 4.4BSD dev. groups)
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Frank van der Linden <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/09/1995 09:08:40
Andrew Cagney writes:

> You, for instance, would be a customer of a site that bundled the
> `shells' (bash/tcsh) `perl' and X packages with their value added
> distribution.

I am against 'value added distributions'. This is what the Linux people do,
and.. it's a mess. If a certain package is installed, you have to start
searching: "Where the hell is it in this particular distribution". Also,
they put it in all the wrong places (/usr/tex, for example, ugh), and try
to glue it all together by lots of symlinks.

It would be fine if a set of packages was available on ftp sites.. but
they'd all have to have the same paths, please (under /usr/local). So
I'd like this to be well coordinated.

> 				Andrew