Subject: Seperate share tarball?
To: None <>
From: Simon Raahauge DeSantis <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 05/29/1999 14:23:58
I was waiting for the base.tgz to install on my zip drive today, and I
realized that it was installing all the junk under /usr/share as part of
I have another machine running NetBSD already and I was planning to nfs a
lot of stuff since a zip drive is so small, stuff like /home and /usr/share.
Since /usr/share is designed to be the same across machines (shareable,
right?) wouldn't it make sense to not include /usr/share in base.tgz and
make a seperate share.tgz, recommending that for a basic installation people
install both? It'd be a bit more flexible even though maybe the majority of
people wouldn't be nfs mounting /usr/share from another machine anyway.
Since for most reasonable installations you need to install multiple
tarballs anyway, I don't think this would be a huge inconvience.
-Simon Raahauge DeSantis