Subject: Re: Packages for NetBSD
To: Theodore S. Kapela <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/09/1995 16:35:14
"Theodore S. Kapela" says:
> If every popular "package" were to be bundled with the OS, the distribution
> would approach 1 gigabyte (and continue to grow beyond).

I'll repeat, however, my gentle plea that Perl is an exception. As
I've noted, its much easier to build system configuration
tools/package tools in Perl, and unless the language is bundled it
isn't possible to assume that your target has it.