Bug#486425: ITP: bomstrip -- strip Byte-Order Marks from UTF-8 text files
ma, 2008-06-16 kello 12:14 +0300, Peter Pentchev kirjoitti:
> Hm. Okay, so maybe the two command-line utilities and the collection
> might be separated. IMHO, the collection *is* still useful on its own :)
> If others share this opinion, I may either create two separate packages,
> or just remove the command-line utilities and file a wishlist bug
> against coreutils or textutils or something like that. How does that
> strike you? What do others think?
I wish to ask this question: is packaging this collection directly
useful to Debian users? How? If the task is to remove BOMs from files,
then surely that should be served by a one-line sed or perl script (plus
manual page, copyright license file, etc, so a total cost of about 200
I'm not saying that the collection should not be packaged, I'm just
finding it hard to imagine it being useful as a Debian package.