Subject: Re: UUCP removal from OpenBSD
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/30/2001 17:13:35
On Sun, Sep 30, 2001 at 03:36:27PM -0500, Frederick Bruckman wrote:
> On Sun, 30 Sep 2001, Tomasz Luchowski wrote:
> > On Sun, Sep 30, 2001 at 02:12:29PM -0400, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> > >
> > > Me too.  The idea that we can't _ever_ remove software from the NetBSD
> > > base distribution is one of the principal factors encouraging the recent
> > > and horrific bloat of NetBSD.  The amount of disk required for a minimal
> > > (base+etc) distribution has _doubled_ since 1.4.
> >
> > I agree with you. As I don't use UUCP, I'd like to see it moved to pkgsrc,
> > so I won't fill my disk with software I'm never going to use,
> > and people who use UUCP will have easy way to install it.
> ... but no easy way to maintain it. A source tarball, plus NetBSD
> patch-tarball plus miscellaneous patches is really ugly and difficult
> to maintain. Consider, our cross-compiler packages, which use that,
> are still stuck at NetBSD-1.3 level.

Yeah, well, "no easy way to..." is a lot better than "not maintained at
all", which is basically the condition of our in-tree UUCP.  Hell, it's a
version behind the "latest", where that "latest" was released almost a
decade ago.