Subject: Re: New set?
To: Eric Radman <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/01/2006 12:12:03
On Thu, 31 Aug 2006, Eric Radman wrote:

> Is there any chance of a consensus on this idea: adding another set to
> NetBSD's base distribution called plus.tgz or util.tgz.
> There are a number of packages that are already part of the other *BSD
> base distributions that I install from pkgsrc on every NetBSD box I set
> up or upgrade, including:
> package ~size  already in              reason
> ------- -----  ----------------------  ---------------------------------
> sudo    113K   OpenBSD                 Better than everyone using su(1)
> userppp 248K   OpenBSD & FreeBSD       Awesome ppp/pppoe
> tcsh    331K   FreeBSD & DragonflyBSD  Useful alternative to csh(1)
> lynx    1.8M   OpenBSD                 Useful for finding more info
> perl    11M    OpenBSD                 Used for everything
> Is this a good idea?
> As far as I know these are all very well-tested and portable packages,
> that would cause minimal pain even on more obscure platforms.

 	I think a better approach would be to help integrate pkgsrc
 	installation into sysinst, so when people install NetBSD they
 	can select those, or any other available binary packages.

 		David/absolute       -- No hype required --