Subject: Re: Proposal for new utility in base: bin/nc
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Eric Gillespie, Jr. <email@example.com>
Date: 10/12/2001 09:22:16
Alistair Crooks <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> You didn't mention the licence on the software, so I made
Sorry, i assumed people would know i BSD-licensed it and assigned
copyright to The NetBSD Foundation since it's a new program
written with the express purpose of going into the base system.
> I also read the documentation that came with it:
That's not any documentation that came with any tool i'm
proposing adding to the base system. I suggest you look at what
i'm actually proposing rather than the tool that inspired it.
> I'm still a bit mystified as to why you can't just carry
> around a binary package, and install that as the first
> thing you do after installing basesrc. Like I said, though,
That's currently what i do. It's a pain in the ass though. It
feels like having to carry ping around on a floppy.
> I'm getting old, and don't understand why we should add
> more software to the base system, when it's not obvious
This is the attitude i expected. I understand that NetBSD is a
conservative project, and i think this is a good thing. I still
have to try, though :).
> what we would gain by it. I've installed software on a
> number of fresh systems (not all i386) just recently, and
> have found that scp, ftp, and a binary rio package were all
> that I needed.
nc is not a file transfer program.
Eric Gillespie, Jr.
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