Subject: Re: AFS/arla
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Castor Fu <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/17/1998 08:48:01
> >> For that reason, among others, I strongly suggest that the Coda
> >> userland goo go into /usr/src, not into pkgsrc.
> > Strongly seconded.
> > You wouldn't want to put mount_nfs sources under pkgsrc either, and
> > thus cripple the "base" NetBSD distribution to something that's
> > useless (WRT CODA) unless you got the coda-pkgs installed.
> Isn't that an equally strong argument for putting *any* of the packages
> under /usr/src instead?
> Not that I wish to argue either way on the specific issue of coda, but
> I have noticed that the installed system is getting gradually bigger
> and bigger.  "A megabyte here, a megabyte there, pretty soon you're
> talking real disk space."

It sounds like we should ensure that the pkgsrc and config/LKM mechanisms are
sufficiently flexible to let people package device drivers etc. separately.