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Re: Possible ITP: Rescue Package

On Mon, Jul 26, 1999 at 02:46:28PM -0400, Dale Scheetz wrote:
> A system similar to update alternatives could be used to
> "replace" the dynamic tools with their static counterparts,

You mean diversions. See dpkg-divert :)

> but I don't
> think this is a good idea, because in a normal system you don't want
> little tools running around with big memory footprints.

This is the only way for "init", because you can only change it at the
bootprompt which defeats the idea (think of newbies, or remote

> Suggestions are welcome, but I just suggest that this list not get above
> between 6 and 10 utilities, as I must pull in the sources for them all,
> and manage their building together under the static linkage arrangement,
> and then bundle the executables into one Debian package.

If you want to support remote administration, you need an extra package for
networking stuff like inetd, telnetd and such. Of course, those must be
installed with dpkg-divert, too.


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