Subject: Re: Suggestion: NetBSD source official ISO image
To: Carl Mascott <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-install
Date: 12/12/2001 01:11:28
On Wed, 12 Dec 2001, Carl Mascott wrote:

: Please reconsider having a source-only official ISO image.
: Just one ISO would cover all platforms.

: Would one more ISO really break the back of the FTP sites?

No.  However, it's rather redundant to make an ISO containing just the
source tarballs, because....

: If you had a source-only ISO I think that Edmunds and
: CheapBytes and others would produce CDs from it, and that
: this would put NetBSD source in more people's hands.

...any of these companies can simply download the tarballs, run "mkisofs"
(Un*x) or Nero (Windows) on the directory, and end up with a source-only CD
in mere seconds.  Putting it on the FTP site just wastes diskspace.

-- Todd Vierling <>  *  Wasabi & NetBSD:  Run with it.
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