Subject: Re: Bringing CVS Into the Tree
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/10/2000 21:12:42
On Mon, Jan 10, 2000 at 03:09:09AM -0500, Curt Sampson wrote:
> Since anonymous CVS is now an official method for getting and
> updating copies of both the NetBSD source tree and the NetBSD pkgsrc
> tree, I'm proposing that it would be a good idea to bring CVS into
> the main tree, rather than having it just a package. If people are
> worried about `bloat,' I'm happy to consider proposals for removing
> other, less-used tools, such as RCS, or perhaps sup.
> I've been considering this for a while now, because CVS and ssh
> are the two things I *always* find myself building whenever I
> install a NetBSD system for any purpose. (I'm hoping that at some
> point we can bring in OpenSSH as well, to save the bother of
> downloading and compiling that with every install.)

Well, every machines I install need pkgs in additions to the base system.
compiling ssh and cvs along with others is not a big deal.
Keeping cvs (or ssh) as a package make it easier to use a different version
or a substitute.

What we should do is ensure that some "important" packages are always available
in binary form when a new release comes out, and add pkg support to sysinst
(or to another tool that would be run from hd instead of floppy). This is
IMHO the rigth way to go.

Manuel Bouyer <>