Subject: Re: HEADS UP: migration to fully dynamic linked "base" system
To: David Maxwell <>
From: Johnny Billquist <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/28/2002 10:40:27
On Tue, 27 Aug 2002, David Maxwell wrote:

> Many tools on the boot floppy have #defines that cause them to build
> with a more limited functionality, and to save space. Yes, that means
> maintaining two 'targets' to build from those sources, but each has a
> different set of requirements driving it. Likewise, here, /rescue isn't
> used often, just when you need it, and its binaries are different from
> the system as a whole, for a very good reason.

I'm willing to bet people will not find the problems in /rescue until the
time they really need it, and by then, it's a bit late, don't you think?

Just give it a year or two...

Apart from that, and my VAXen being ever slower when running NetBSD, I'm
giving up.
People are obviously so set on doing this change that there is no point in
arguing it.

I'll start playing more with VMS again, I believe.


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