Subject: Re: changing to NetBSD, still not quite sure... :-/
To: None <>
From: Christian Baer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 10/29/2007 15:30:07
On Sun, 28 Oct 2007 16:23:11 -0700 Andy Ruhl wrote:

>> Es there something like mergemaster on NetBSD?
> Not exactly, but there is postinstall which does the post upgrade
> cleanup. But the install kernel handles this for you.

install kernel does that for all the system? Seems a bit out of the box.

> I found a simple, cheap "NAS" enclosure that spins down the disk and
> uses almost zero power for the most part. Well, while the disk isn't
> spinning. I've found that these simple "NAS" devices do their shares
> similar to how win95 did it, no username, just a password. I'm not up
> to speed on what this is called in Windows speak. But this
> functionality doesn't work with the mount_smbfs in NetBSD.

Ok, that is not an issue here. Though I didn't know that this worked with

> It really doesn't happen as far as I can tell. There are occasional
> bugs and holes, but if they are serious and/or highly pervasive, they
> tend to get fixed pretty quick. The downside is, if you use obscure
> hardware sometimes bugs stay open a while.

Where "obscure" usually boils down to "not mainstream". But I've tried to
avoid any hardware that is frowned upon by free OS.