Subject: Re: New set?
To: David Brownlee <>
From: Peter I. Hansen <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/01/2006 14:20:32
> 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.

I agree. Having pkgsrc available from the installation would be very