Subject: Re: PROPOSAL: NetBSD System Packages (LONG)
To: Robert V. Baron <>
From: Matt Thomas <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/01/1998 14:22:06
At 01:10 PM 10/1/98 , Robert V. Baron wrote:
>Is all this concern about space warranted?  I have the standard old
>sets and x loaded into about 200meg.  (This is for an x86 platform.)
>Most disks you buy these days are at least 2gig.  New pc's come with 6
>to 10 Gig standard.  So from this point of view I really don't need to
>know sizes of packages or meta packages or sets.  I really want the
>whole thing.  So my question is which users are we optimizing for.
>I also would like to think that all the "bits" will be available on
>CDs or local servers, so optimizing for bandwidth is not that big
>a deal either.

Not everything is a PC.  Just because you can a big disk for your
PC doesn't a someone can easily get one for his uVAX II.  

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