Subject: Re: Adding new programs, like tcpdrop
To: Daniel C. Sinclair <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: M Graff <email@example.com>
Date: 07/02/2007 05:48:00
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Daniel C. Sinclair wrote:
> Yes, that's the one I use. But this is a discussion about adding
> programs to the NetBSD proper. I think netcat is important enough
> that it should be in base.tgz.
I think KDE is important enough that it should be in NetBSD proper.
Along this path lies insanity. Please, let's try to put together a
"standard" install that uses the output of pkgsrc to install all these
cool widgets, and not add them to /usr/src.
There is no reason whatsoever that a "default install" of NetBSD can't
come in flavors like other OS releases do:
Server (apache, a variety of databases, scripting languages)
Desktop KDE (KDE, lots of useful desktop-oriented tools)
Desktop Gnome (like KDE but with Gnome)
These can even ask at startup what packages they want, with the default
as given above. I would even say syspkg should go away and nearly
everything in there should become a pkgsrc package, and be maintained
(and upgradable) independently of the base OS install.
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