Subject: make up of base release
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Michael Richardson <email@example.com>
Date: 12/20/1996 16:39:36
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I was just installing NetBSD 1.2 on a used Dec 425SL notebook.
I'm hoping not to start a big war, so tell me off in email if you
Watching the base12 extract, I remembered a question: is there a
reason why some things like the UUCP utilities could not be placed in
a separate package? [Yes, I know how to use the 'rm' command]
Actually, I think I might like to even see min12 package that could
be used on small systems, and a std12 package that would bring the
system up to the current base12 set.
I suspect most of the daemons referenced in inetd.conf could be left
out, and perhaps even inetd itself. While this may be rather biased to
small non-networked notebooks, it also has a certain security
niceness. Include only client software in the min12.
Granted base12+etc12+etc12 occupy 32Mb of disk, 23Mb when I remember
to delete /tmp/base12.* and friends, still, I'd like to get NetBSD,
plus UUCP on a friend's 386sx16 on two 40Mb drives :-)
:!mcr!: | Network security consulting and
Michael Richardson | contract programming
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p.s: anyone have any technical data on the 425SL?