Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/net/tnftp
To: None <tech-pkg@NetBSD.org>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/26/2006 08:56:09
> > Some platforms simply do not have the tools. Jeremy Reed's Linux
> > distribution built around pkgsrc does not. Neither does any
> > Linux-From-Scratch installation. The common feature here is a minimal
> > installation of the operating system. It is not hard to create such a
> > minimal NetBSD installation either for special purposes.
> Does either of them have catpages installed in the base system? I also
> believe that GNU man falls into category (a), it has the magic to call
> troff/groff directly.
My Linux (pkglinux) only has cat pages installed if they are in the pkgsrc
packages installed. My bare minimum system has: coreutils, util-linux,
bash, shadow and various other essential packages. I didn't check these,
but I assume there may be a few cat pages.
As for man on Linux, I use wip/man (and I previously used wip/man-db).
They do call groff directly (and can build cat pages too).
I think I would prefer that pkgsrc did not install pre-formatted
cat pages. If I install "man" then I will install groff too.