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Re: Why do we need a base *section*?

Vincent Renardias <vincent@waw.com> writes:

> On Thu, 2 Oct 1997, Alex Yukhimets wrote:
> > >  Why don't we create a new section called `system' to put init, etc. and
> > > move all the shells, editors, interpreters, etc. to their proper section?
> > > I found this confusing when I first looked at Debian.

(This might be a good idea in order to avoid confusion with the base

> > I agree. Base install (from the floppies) does include packages outside of
> > 'base' section anyway.

And the base system contains files that aren't in base/.

> If so, I think we should 're-organise' base; that is adding in this
> section ALL the packages used by the boot floppies, and moving somewhere
> else packages NOT used in boot floppies (cfgtool comes to mind)...

This won't work.

ftp is on the base system in order to be able to fetch packages
(dpkg-ftp). ftp is part of netstd. It shouldn't be moved out of
netstd, and netstd doesn't belong into base.

Sven Rudolph <sr1@inf.tu-dresden.de>

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