Subject: Re: Removing cvs from basesrc.
To: Jason R Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 12/10/2000 11:14:35
On Sun, 10 Dec 2000, Jason R Thorpe wrote:
: > Known response. I don't see the reason for it to be in basesrc based on
: > this statement. `Just use pkg_add on a binary....' CVS just isn't the kind
: > of moving target that, say, NetBSD-current sources are, so all it really
: > does is add yet more time to a build.
: BZZT. You can't pkg_add the binary if there isn't a binary package
: available. There are often times where this is the case.
(Please refrain from the "BZZT." and similar rudeness. I'm trying to have a
discussion here, and this obviously wasn't discussed before it was
This is a _very_ simple problem to fix: build cvs alongside *releases* as a
release binary requirement.
Are there any other operability reasons? I don't see how having CVS build
with every toplevel build of basesrc does more than add build time.
: If we're going to remote ANYTHING from basesrc, it probably ought to be
: RCS -- CVS no longer requires it, and most people use CVS for version
: controlling these days.
I agree on RCS as well, and have proposed it before, meeting the response of
"well, we don't have a pkgized base system, so buzz off." However,
technical arguments like these certainly weigh better.
-- Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org> * http://www.wasabisystems.com/
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