but I want the GNU versions of packages
Gentlemen, after I installed "Debian GNU/Linux", I found I had to take
extra steps to get the GNU version of a program installed, as some
other leading brand alternative was in its stead.
So what is the single command to apt-get install all the GNU versions
Last year I discovered mawk sitting there until I banished it away with
apt-get install gawk.
Yesterday I realized I had been using mailx all this time while GNU's
mailutils were sitting unused.
Do I look in Packages.gz for Conflicts:, and then look in Description:
for "this is the GNU version of..."?
What other other leading brands programs are sitting on my computer
when I could have been using a genuine GNU program?
What genuine GNU programs should I defer, lest e.g. messages get trunc