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Re: Adding the "links" text mode web browser to the base system

On Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 04:36:48PM -0400, James K. Lowden wrote:
> Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> > On Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 01:19:52PM +0200, Alan Barrett wrote:
> > >
> > > The NetBSD base system includes HTML versions of man pages, and
> > > several other HTML files.  However, it does not include an application
> > > capable of displaying such files.
> > 
> > I objected to the stealth addition of these files to the base system and
> > I object to the non-stealth addition of the 1MB executable that they are
> > now being used to justify.
> I almost agree with you, except that I think every server should have a
> client.  We have finger/fingerd, ftp/ftpd, ssh/sshd.  httpd has been in
> base for years, yet we have no http client.  

That's actually not true. ftp is a client for both FTP and HTTP.


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