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Re: [newbie] replacing applications in the Base set?

On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 12:58 PM, Thor Lancelot Simon<> 
> On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 01:53:13PM -0400, Martin S. Weber wrote:
>> On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 01:31:30PM -0400, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
>> >
>> > You don't, unless you replace the base set itself.  NetBSD is not a
>> > kernel, NetBSD is a complete operating system.
>> Well, that's a bit short-sighted, isn't it?
> I don't personally think so, but if you want a particular kernel
> and a random collection of userspace binaries, Gentoo
> Linux is -------->that way.  I consider the fact that NetBSD version X
> always comes with known versions of userspace binaries Y and Z to be
> a very valuable feature; if you want to also install some other versions
> of Y and Z, of course, you can always get them from pkgsrc and install
> them in /usr/pkg.
> Thor

When updating the system, can you opt not to compile certain software
with options in a make.conf file?  (For example, in FreeBSD you can
opt not to build lpr.)


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