Subject: Re: SOC project proposal: easy updates
To:, Julian Coleman <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-install
Date: 03/16/2007 11:18:08
David Laight <> writes:
> On Thu, Mar 15, 2007 at 07:29:11PM +0000, Julian Coleman wrote:
>> My preference is for complete syspkgs.  Cutting down the amount of data to
>> be transferred seems a worthy aim, but I thought that making a syspkg the
>> smallest unit that is transferred is more manageable (but see below).
> I worry that people are trying to use syspkgs for two different purposes:

I worry that by reinventing the wheel repeatedly, NetBSD will assure
that it doesn't get a working solution. The FreeBSD stuff is "good
enough" -- NetBSD should just take it. A working solution that is
reasonably good is better than perfect vaporware.

I'm sure that there are all sorts of ways in which the FreeBSD
solution violates one person or another's taste, but it is finished
and actually runs.