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Re: Does a full install include NetBSD and X sources?

On Mon, 13 Sep 2021, Riza Dindir wrote:

Does a full install include the netbsd sources

Yes, pretty much, sort of.

as well as the X sources?

No, not so much, sort of.

But what are you really asking? What is it, in your view, that either stands or falls depending upon one's definition of the term "full install?"

Strictly speaking, a fully functional NetBSD system need not have either set of sources, but in making that observation all I've done is shift the focus from the meaning of the phrase "full install" to "fully functional."

With more input from you we can escape these semantic quagmires!

Thank you.

...a society must incorporate the rationalizing
power symbolized by scientific knowledge, for
otherwise it will be a fatally split society-
split between a powerful elite and the
disenfranchised mass. To this we add now: an
irrational elite is the most dangerous of all.

Holton, Gerald. 1985. On the Integrity of
Science: The Issues Since Bronowski. Leonardo
18 (4), Special Issue: Jacob Bronowski: A
Retrospective (1985): 229-232.

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