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Re: adding stuff to the base installation to make user experience better

On Thu, Jul 06, 2017 at 11:23:09AM -0400, Christos Zoulas wrote:
> 1. A text browser in base. "lynx" or "links" come to mind, I don't
>    mind which, both are GPL2.

No. Seriously, no.

> 2. Pre-built packages for NetBSD-8.

Sure, would be nice to have. Not sure we have the free build ressources,
but that's a separate issue.

> 3. pkgin in base. Yes, it uses a separate database so store package info,
>    but "pkgin update" syncs it with reality. Yes, it does not know which
>    package directory to use (is available) for a particular NetBSD version,
>    but that can be fixed. It surely beats running pkg-add "n" times to
>    install firefox. Yes, it takes a single pkg_add to add it...

We already have enough fun with pkg_install in base. Adding more doesn't
help -- it's a huge maintainance pain. It also doesn't help at all
without (2).


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