Subject: Re: New NetBSD Guide chapter: Obtaining the sources
To: Rui Paulo <>
From: Pavel Cahyna <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 08/06/2005 15:17:11
On Sat, 06 Aug 2005 11:59:59 +0100, Rui Paulo wrote:

> Hi,
> As some of you already know, a new chapter was added to the NetBSD
> guide to replace the old "Fetching the sources by CVS".
> I would like, if possible, that you could read the chapter and express
> your opinion on it since, after all, that chapter is will be mostly
> read by new users. Typos count too!

Thanks, I've tried what is suggested in

And in /pub/pkgsrc/2005Q2 I found following files:

-------r--     13705564   Mar 23 23:46   pkgsrc-2005Q1.tar.bz2
-------r--     18861491   Mar 23 23:46   pkgsrc-2005Q1.tar.gz
-------r--     18978843   Jul  1 20:23   pkgsrc.tar.gz

confusing, don't you think?

Also, some of your examples assume use of csh. Wouldn't a Bourne shell be
better? Is it a consistent policy in the guide?

Also, shouldn't the "Downloading tarballs" be listed as first? It is
probably much faster and friendlier to the mirrors, so it should be IMHO

Bye	Pavel
Bye	Pavel