Re: concensus on removing TeX and Emacs from standard
John Hasler <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Bud Rogers writes:
> > If the Emacs and TeX packages are so intertwined with the basic
> > functionality of the Debian system that they cannot be removed, then
> > perhaps it is time for a fundamental reconsideration of how the Debian
> > system is put together.
> You misunderstand. Emacs and Tex are 'standard', not 'required'. That
> just means that they are selected for installation by default. Debian
> works fine without them.
Hmm. I seem to remember when I selected one of the emacs packages for
removal I got pretty a serious sounding warning about the package being
necessary for this or that reason. Maybe I misunderstood. Anyway I would
prefer that they be optional, but that's just my preference.
Bud Rogers <email@example.com> http://www.sirinet.net/~budr/zamm.html