Subject: Re: PROPOSAL: NetBSD System Packages
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/01/1998 01:24:47
On Wed, 30 Sep 1998, Todd Vierling wrote:
> - enable all three, potentially clashing with a different POP3 server
>   installed by choice
> - enable only imap, making the autoconfiguration inconsistent

 - split it into an imap- and (at least one) pop-pkg, and handle
   each one individually.

> The additional configuration is often too ambiguous.   think a good thing
> here would be to add MESSAGE files to _all_ pkgs which need manual setup.
> (Many of them don't, yet.)  That way the clue is handed to the user on
> pkg_add.

Yeah, but still, manual intervention is needed - not nice for newbie type
users. ("What, vi?!")

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>