Subject: Re: PROPOSAL: NetBSD System Packages (LONG)
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Jukka Marin <>
List: tech-install
Date: 10/02/1998 12:25:58
On Fri, Oct 02, 1998 at 10:58:53AM +0200, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> On 1 Oct 1998, Robert V. Baron wrote:
> > Is all this concern about space warranted?  I have the standard old
> > sets and x loaded into about 200meg.  (This is for an x86 platform.)
> > Most disks you buy these days are at least 2gig.  New pc's come with 6
> > to 10 Gig standard.  So from this point of view I really don't need to
> > know sizes of packages or meta packages or sets.  I really want the
> > whole thing.
> Heh, i386 is not everything NetBSD runs on.

And no matter how gigantic the disks of new machines are, my 486's still
have 250 MB disks, some machines have the luxury of 520 MB etc..