Subject: Re: NetBSD master CVS tree commits
To: Christoph Badura <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/27/1998 13:03:11
On Sat, 25 Jul 1998, Christoph Badura wrote:
> (Hubert Feyrer) writes:
> >I've helped setting up some machine for some Linux wheenie recently, and 
> >wow was he surprised some things did *not* work out of the box after 
> >pkg_add... certainly things like adding things to config files like the 
> >apache modules.
> Taking a random broken system as an example isn't a reason to produce
> another broken system.  It's not even a good excuse.

Just FYI: the guy was linux wheenie - the machine was a sparc w/ NetBSD...
It's *our* system that's broken right now.

At least that's what I keep on telling people.

> That way both, uh, normal and sophisticated users could win.
> I don't see the point in driving the sophisticated users away from the
> package system.

That's right, but there are no solutions so far that will fit anyone, and
"sophisticated" users can do things on their own better than any newbie
can, so it's the latter one whom I want to support in the first place.

Ad infinitum...

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>