Subject: Re: PROPOSAL: NetBSD System Packages
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/30/1998 15:09:36
On Tue, 29 Sep 1998, Jonathan Stone wrote:
> One of the _really_ important consensus items that we came to then is
> that the install tools should, by default, DTRT for the naive user.
> Sure, we can add bells and whistles for experienced users or those
> setting up diskless/dataless machines, but that shouldn't be the default.

Sad to say, that's not what pkgsrc does right now. 
There are several packages that intentionally leave things left over for
users to do after the pkg_add, although these manual steps could be
avoided easily. I'm talking of things like editing config files. 

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>