Bug#58759: Request for new virtual packages: rsh-client and telnet-client
other solutions are possible, this is my preference.
it should be possible to install the following sets of packages at the same time:
1. rsh-client and heimdal-clients
2. telnet, telnet-ssl, and heimdal-clients.
This requires new virtual packages. I propose:
as this goes along the same lines as ftp-server and pop3-server.
The catch: newer packages would have to conflict with old versions of
the rsh-client *package*:
rsh-client (<< version)
however, this would also conflict with the *virtual package* (is the
above even legal?).
Proposed solution: rename rsh-client (the *package*) to something
else, eg rclients (which seems more appropriate as it contains more
then just rsh).
telnet is more important as there telnet-ssl and heimdal-clients provide
different security implementations.
rsh isn't so important, as one is secure (and backward compatible) and
the other one isn't; still rsh-client contains programs not included
in heimdal-clients, eg rcp.
Brian May <email@example.com>