Re: Does debian have an official "standard" scripting language ?
On Sat, 10 Oct 1998, Bill Mitchell wrote:
> As of debian 2.0, mawk and sed are `required' packages, so they should be
> present on any debian system.
Only the essential flag (or the base-files trick) guarantees a package to
be present in the system and allows a package not to have an explicit
dependency on it.
awk (virtual) is essential because base-files depends on it.
sed is essential.
> ed and nvi (which supplies ex) are `important'. As of debian 2.0,
> they aren't declared to be `essential', so they may not be present.
Yes, my mistake. ed is not essential.
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