Subject: Re: CD distributions
To: Michael C. Richardson <>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
List: current-users
Date: 02/23/1998 11:13:53
Michael C. Richardsdon writes:

>  Should baseXX be split into "archbaseXX" and a common

Yes. Tho' I dont know what the XX in baseXX is. With release(7), we
dont have version numbers in individual sets.

>No reason to store 20 copies of /usr/share...

No indeed not. And no reason to store six copies of a unified m68k
userland.  Nor two copies of mipsel when we get the arc port integrated.

Splitting base and comp into ${MACHINE_ARCH}-shareable and truly
${MACHINE}-specific would fix that. It'd mean more changes to
release(7) and install tools, though.