Subject: Re: /etc/daily and /scratch
To: Darren Reed <>
From: Michael Graff <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/27/1996 11:38:25
>> That's why you have to go out of your way to install its contents...
>Not when NetBSD comes on CD-ROM.

Consider the commercial user of NetBSD.  They don't want to have to
think about things, they just want to click on ``upgrade'' and have
their OS come up to 1.3 from 1.2.

This makes a compelling reason to make things as safe as possible, and
to document what the differences are between 1.2 and 1.3 that
	o users see
	o admins see
as two seperate documents, or two seperate portions of one log, in a
human readable format.

It also argues for seperate /etc/rc.* files, more loadable kernel
modules, and kernel autoconfiguration (custom kernel compiled if
possible...  If we have a CD, source for a kernel shouldn't be a
space problem...)


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