Subject: Re: UUCP removal from OpenBSD
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Rick Kelly <email@example.com>
Date: 09/30/2001 20:07:47
Thor Lancelot Simon said:
>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.
A big part of the bloat is going from a.out to ELF.
/usr/local/users/rmk> uname -a
NetBSD seahag 1.4.1 NetBSD 1.4.1 (SEAHAG) #1: Sat Mar 4 00:05:04 MST 2000 rmk@seahag:/usr/src/sys/arch/sparc/compile/SEAHAG sparc
/usr/local/users/rmk> ls -l /bin/ls
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 212992 Jul 19 1999 /bin/ls
/home/rmk> uname -a
NetBSD warthog 1.5 NetBSD 1.5 (WARTHOG) #0: Wed Dec 13 22:35:57 MST 2000 rmk@warthog:/usr/src/sys/arch/sparc/compile/WARTHOG sparc
/home/rmk> ls -l /bin/ls
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 317344 Nov 23 2000 /bin/ls
And if you look at /sbin and /usr/bin you will see that some commands are
bloating up while others did shrink in the changeover.
Rick Kelly firstname.lastname@example.org www.rmkhome.com