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Re: woody release task needs help: package priorities

On Sat, May 12, 2001 at 03:46:13AM -0400, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
>   ae            not used as basic editor anymore, everyone seems to hate it

what do you think to include as basic editor? vim? and elvis-tiny for

>   setserial     rather inappropriate for non-i386, AFAIK

also it isn't need with kernel 2.4 anyway, I think

>   libstdc++2.9  obsolete
>   libident      why?  not used by other std package, pidentd
>   exim          we should move to postfix, IMHO

exim: Installed-Size: 1072
postfix: Installed-Size: 3223

>   dpkg-ftp      obsolete
>   rcs           few use it

replace it with cvs

>   vacation      why standard?
>   fingerd       not very secure for baseline
>   ftpd          not very secure for baseline
>   lpr           not very secure for baseline, poss use lprng?

why a print daemon? most user doesn't need such service
if it is necesary, why not use cups as standard?

>   nfs-kernel-server  why standard in god's name?
>   rblcheck      why standard?

exim use this? i don't know

>   talk          rather obsolete, but debatable
>   talkd         not very secure for baseline
>   telnetd       not very secure for baseline

other standard packages:

bin86                         obselete with 2.2.x kernel AFAIK
gcc-3.0,gcc-3.0-base,cpp-3.0  if it is stable at release time this
                              will be okay
iamerican,ibritish            hmm
ipchains,ipmasqadm            woody includes kernel-source 2.4.x, so it
                              is obselete if using such kernel
libnss-db                     which user need this?
mtools                        only usefull for dos users
wenglish                      I think it is only usefull with dict


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