Re: Policy wrt Important (was Re: dc and bc in Important?)
firstname.lastname@example.org (John Goerzen) wrote on 25.06.97 in <email@example.com>:
> By the current definition of Important:
> * Sendmail should be there instead of smail since people expect
Nope. The sendmail interface should be there (fr example, /usr/lib/
sendmail), and it is provided by smail.
Further, I believe someone told me that SCO ships some other mailer, too
(PP? Something like that).
> * dpkg-dev should not be there since no experienced user of another
> Unix would expect it
> * lilo should not be there because lilo is not part of UNIX
Completely irrelevant. This is not an exclusive criterion.
> * gcc should be in Important because everybody expects a C compiler
> * libc5-dev should be there because everybody expects working
> header files
> * make should be there, I expect a working make in any Unix
Development stuff has not been standard in Unix for a *long* time.
> * lpr should be there, it is standard with just about any Unix
> * netbase and netstd should both be there, they are standard
> on Unix
> * csh/tcsh should be there (again, standard on various Unices)
I wouldn't know, I never use those. Their design is seriously broken.
> * The list goes on...
> Basically, it seems that this policy doesn't quite apply correctly.
Sure doesn't look that way to me.
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