cvs commit: src/contrib/bsnmp - Imported sources
kris at obsecurity.org
Mon Nov 10 02:09:40 PST 2003
On Mon, Nov 10, 2003 at 10:51:34AM +0100, Harti Brandt wrote:
> On Mon, 10 Nov 2003, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> KK>On Mon, Nov 10, 2003 at 10:37:54AM +0100, Harti Brandt wrote:
> KK>> KK>What is this? I don't remember it being discussed on the mailing
> KK>> KK>lists, which is usual before importing new software into FreeBSD.
> KK>> That is the base for the NgATM ILMI daemon. While writing the commit
> KK>> message I was thinking about whether or not to include an explanation into
> KK>> the commit message. We talked about this on the atm mailing list approx. a
> KK>> year ago.
> KK>That's pretty narrow distribution, and self-selected for people who
> KK>think it's a good idea.
> Well, discussing ATM issues with folks who don't care about ATM doesn't
> make much sense though. The best you get is no response at all. If the
> problem is that it is in contrib - the reason is that although the
> development platform is FreeBSD this is actually portable code that runs
> also on Solaris and Linux and has a different build environment for this
> (gmake and autoconfig).
The problem is that it's code that is useless to 99% of the FreeBSD
userbase, so it's unclear whether it belongs in the base system
instead of ports.
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