Subject: Re: NetBSD master CVS tree commits
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/17/1998 08:14:48
On Fri, 17 Jul 1998, Hubert Feyrer wrote:

: > Add fidogate-4.2.9, a FidoNet (FTN) <-> Internet mail and news gateway.
: > Add to directory Makefile, but do not enablefor batch builds due to the
: > limited useability of this pkg in the general NetBSD workplace.

: 1. If we start about the usability of each pkg, we don't get anything 
:    else done. 
: 2. If it builds and doesn't do any harm to the rest of the system or 
:    whatever, I see no reason not to enable this, esp. as this will also 
:    be used for binary-okg-generating batch-makes. Excluding this pkg from 
:    comm/Makefile will end up in no precompiled binary pkg for endusers in 
:    the next release, which is not the intention.

I can see the possibility of only about a dozen users, max, that may be
capable of using this pkg, and I don't know any of them.  There's very
little call for FidoNet these days.... 

I'll enable it if you wish; I was more worried about the wasted compile time
on slower boxes.  (That reminds me; the PLIST needs a bunch of @exec's to
create the /var/{log,spool} directories for a binary pkg.)

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.