Re: [dev] Suckless (*NIX|*BSD) Distribution?

From: Jimmy Tang <>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2009 08:41:53 +0100

On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 07:52:46AM +0800, Fernan Bolando wrote:
> My comment on using openbsd or netbsd versus freebsd is purely because
> I have not used freebsd myself. Crux and Obsd already has almost
> everything I need in a <200MB base system, so I only needed to
> download a few package to configure it for specific purpose. I have
> always had the impression that freebsd wants me to download >600MB of
> data to install. If they created a picobsd distro then I would have
> probably prefered using that for some of my stuff.

I haven't used freebsd since 4.1, but the last time I looked, it was
not too much bigger than openbsd/netbsd on a default install. A base
freebsd install is usually much smaller than your average linux distro.

there was a picobsd distribution :) but the work from that just
eventually got merged back into the installer system for freebsd if i
remember right.


Jimmy Tang
Trinity Centre for High Performance Computing,
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