Subject: Re: What about startup scripts??
To: Dominik Rothert <>
From: Al B. Snell <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/30/2000 23:13:53
On Sun, 31 Dec 2000, Dominik Rothert wrote:

> some exceptions, unfortunately.

Why is X in the base system? Why gcc? Why can't they be packages? Is it
that essential that the bbase system be able to compile itself, as opposed
to having binary packages for gcc and make available so the ability to
compile stuff can be bolted on if needed? Many systems could benefit from
losing the compiler... my Web server cluster, for example! Each server
needs only NFS, sshd for management, Apache, and the tools in /bin right


                               Alaric B. Snell
   Any sufficiently advanced technology can be emulated in software