Subject: Re: Proposal for new utility in base: bin/nc
To: Perry E. Metzger <>
From: Rick Kelly <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/18/2001 01:38:22
Perry E. Metzger said:
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>Lasse Hiller_e Petersen <> writes:
>> I believe someone mentioned removing ksh (really pdksh). I would appreciate
>> that, especially if it could be arranged to also get David Korn's "real"
>> ksh into pkgsrc. Or put ksh93 into /bin
>ksh isn't BSD licensed, or even close...

And why would we want to remove (pd)ksh from NetBSD? David Korn has said
that pdksh is closer to real ksh than any of the other clones out there,
ie, MKS ksh.

Also, the current freely-useable ksh is much bigger than pdksh as it also
includes wksh and a bunch of other stuff including a few more shared libraries.

Rick Kelly