From time to time, I will find that parts of the NetBSD system don’t work the way I want, and I won’t have time to fix them. It also might be that what I want isn’t what everyone else wants. These issues are documented here so that I don’t forget about them.
vnd images can only be stored in regular files. This makes it impossible to have root on vnd0. Since vnd images can be compressed before use, having root on vnd0 would be quite handy.
syspkgs package contents are a bit arbitrary. This is not very surprising. To get /sbin/init installed, I have to install all of /sbin and to get /bin/sh installed, I have to install all of /bin.
syspkgs dependencies are also not complete. Most packages need base-sys-shlib, but don’t record that dependency.