Subject: Re: PROPOSAL: NetBSD System Packages (LONG)
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/01/1998 09:36:31
On Wed, 30 Sep 1998, Jonathan Stone wrote:
> The issue of ``packaging'' (_sensu_ shrinkwrap, of how many individual
> files are in a distribution) was beaten to death once before, and the
> consenus then was that the advantages of fine-grained ``packaing'
> (less wasted b/w for those who want part of a set) are outweighed by
> the simplicity advantages of a coarser-grained "packaging".

All I say about this is: ls -la /usr/pkgsr/pkgtools (where pkgsrc catches
the lossage of a system incapable of upgrading some components).

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>