Subject: Re: Things That Suck About pkgsrc, part 3
To: None <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/16/1998 11:13:02
Tim Rightnour writes:
> However...  smit sells operating systems.

No it doesn't. There are much easier looking and working tool
paradigms than smit. It is okay to say we want good tools, but
modeling them on smit is a bad idea.

> People use crap like linux and AIX because it has all these nifty
> little drool systems.

People use Linux because of stuff like that. People use AIX because
management played golf too many times with IBM salesmen. I'm not

> Do you really think people buy AIX because its powerful and
> extensible?

Do you really think people buy AIX because of smit?

> I think netbsd has suffered from the "if you can write a disklabel
> by hand yo u are ready to run unix" theory for a long time.

I agree that we want to have easy to use tools. I'm just saying that
smit is a piece of crap and should not be used as a model for