Subject: Re: CVS & Perl in distribution... please
To: Michael Graff <>
From: Sean McDermott <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/24/1993 16:59:28
> >> And pretty soon it is
> >> 	(1) unmaintainable because we keep having to upgrade tools
> >> 	    when new versions come out
> >> 	(2) the sources become un-ftpable because they are so large.
> >> 
> >> Perl compiles out of the box. I don't think it needs to be in there.
> >If this is the general attitude of the core team, why isn't NetBSD just
> >the kernel sources and the compiler then ?
> I'm kinda split on this issue...
> Perl is something I ALWAYS recompile every time I rebuild, but perhaps it
> shouldn't be in THE tree...
> I raised a few eyebrows with tcpdump moving from othersrc to src...  I could
> see CVS and sup as part of the src tree, but tcpdump, perl, mh, etc. might be
> better left in othersrc...

I have to agree here......if we try to support EVERY unix utility out there
we will go crazy.  I think in actuality some things, like /usr/games,
should be moved out of the standard source tree.....

Something like the old /usr/packages on ref......

Anyone else agree ?