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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
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