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


On Mon, Sep 13, 2021 at 8:19 AM John Nemeth <> wrote:
> On Sep 13,  2:00, Bob Bernstein wrote:
> } On Mon, 13 Sep 2021, Riza Dindir wrote:
> }
> } > Does a full install include the netbsd sources
> }
> } Yes, pretty much, sort of.
>      Wrong...
> } > as well as the X sources?
> }
> } No, not so much, sort of.
>      ...and wrong.
> } 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?"
>      In sysinst, the menu asking you what you want to install has
> an item labelled, "Full Install".  Without further clarification,
> I would expect this is what is meant, since that would be the most
> natural guess.
>      To answer the original poster's question, no a full install
> does not include the sources.  On the "Custom Install" menu there
> are check boxes for sources (both base and X); however, most install
> media don't include the source sets.  You can find the sources for
> everything included with NetBSD on the ftp server.  For example,
> the path for the 9.2 sources is /pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-9.2/source/sets .
> Extract the tar balls with "tar xpf <set> -C /".

That is good to know. So I do not miss anything, and my install has
all the things for a fully running system. I was wondering if maybe I
missed something when I installed the system, and was contemplating on
re-installing the system again. So from what I understand, the sources
are not included, unless I go into "custom install" and choose the
source sets from there.

Thank you all very much for the information and help.


> }-- End of excerpt from Bob Bernstein

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