Bug#1505: setterm is missing
I think there was a copyright problem with "setterm" that caused us to
remove it from the distribution a long time ago. If I recall correctly,
it didn't allow distribution for a fee, which is of course essential to
our CD-ROM redistributors.
Several of the programs in util-linux had ambiguous or pernicious copyright
status at that time.
> Package: miscutils
> I can't find the setterm program (distributed as part of util-linux)
> anywhere in the distribution (the output from "grep setterm Contents"
> is empty, and this program is not on my freshly installed, fairly
> complete Debian system at home).
> It is not currently part of any package, but I think it might be part
> of the "miscutils" package (or some other package - the decision is
> not up to me). This is the program used to set various terminal
> attributes, including some specific to Linux console, like screen
> blanking timeout. Not an essential package, but a sometimes useful
> If there a program which is part of the distribution and does the
> same thing but has a different name, please ignore this report (I am
> new to Debian - previously using Slackware for over a year now, but
> it has become too messy and difficult to upgrade, so I installed
> Debian just for fun after I got a new hard drive).
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