Am I not getting mail from everyone here, or is it just quiet?

Peter McGarvey fbsu-x at
Sun Jan 12 19:19:03 GMT 2003

I've got an 2.2KVA APC Smart UPS.

Took me all of 15 minutes searching the ports to find software to
interface with it - apcupsd-3.8.5_1.

I'm of the opinion that adding such support in the default install is a
bad idea.  FreeBSD should be lean and mean, ready for you to warp it
into what ever kind of system is desired.  So perhaps we really need a
method of automating the package/port installation & the noddy
customising which always follow a fresh install.  

Don't know about you, but it takes me 15 minutes (+ a bit of a wait) to
do fresh install, then a day or two to get things "just right" where 90%
of what I do is exactly the same every time.

* Dimitris <sehh at> [2003-01-12 18:55:32 GMT]:
> On Sun, 12 Jan 2003 16:10:07 +0000 Peter McGarvey <fbsu-x at> wrote:
> > What I'd love is to have the packages mechanism extended to include
> > parts of the base system.  Then I could un-install things like named &
> > sendmail.  Then I wouldn't need to compile useless stuff when I did a
> > 'make world'.
> I would also like to see that happen. More detailed installations would
> be possible with a few easy steps.
> I would also like to see more support for UPS devices (USB/parallel/serial).
> This is a server OS after all, and UPSs are everywhere, we might as well get
> their full potential.
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Peter McGarvey
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