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Bug#77404: Proposed: task-secure-system package

Package: debian-policy

>>>>> "jae" == Jürgen A Erhard <juergen.erhard@gmx.net> writes:

>>>>> "Brian" == Brian May <bam@debian.org> writes:

    Brian> (now I wonder when I created rsh-server and ftp-server, why
    Brian> I didn't say ftp-client and telnet-server, too - at least
    Brian> thats the way I remember it).

    jae> I guess you followed the RULE: virtual packages are only
    jae> created on "we need it" basis (as outlined in
    jae> debian-policy/virtual-package-names-list.text.gz).  And
    jae> ftp-client/telnet-server weren't needed, so you didn't create
    jae> them.

    jae> Which is, IMHO, a pretty stupid policy... a feature-based
    jae> thing (with compatible interfaces, of course) would be more
    jae> logical.  Think about what might be needed, not just what
    jae> *is* (when I buy a new HD, I don't buy just enough so what I
    jae> need now fits, I buy in anticipation of future needs (and
    jae> according to what I can afford ;-)


I wish to create the following virtual packages:
telnet-server           Any telnet server
ftp-client              Any ftp client
rsh-server              Any rsh server

The following virtual package should exist (according to the changelog),
but doesn't:
telnet-client           Any telnet client

To go along side these already existing virtual packages:
ftp-server              Any ftp server
rsh-client              Any package that provides an rsh client


1. See above text.

2. rsh-server: A number of packages depend on rsh-server, and I think
the version in heimdal-clients is also sufficient. This requires a
virtual package.

3. telnet-server: means each telnet server only needs to conflict with
"telnet-server" and not have to name each individual server.

4. ftp-client: could be useful for packages like dftp which depend on
ftp. This wouldn't include programs like ncftp, which are completely
different, but rather ftp and heimdal-clients (which includes ftp).
Brian May <bam@debian.org>

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