Re: woody release task needs help: package priorities
Bastian Blank <email@example.com> writes:
> On Sat, May 12, 2001 at 03:46:13AM -0400, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> > rcs few use it
> replace it with cvs
rcs and cvs solve very different problems. They are by no means
equivalent, and I use both, and I know lots of people who use both on a
regular basis. Replacing it with cvs is silly. Removing it because 'few
use it' seems wrong. Making cvs 'standard' in addition to cvs might have
> > vacation why standard?
> > fingerd not very secure for baseline
> > ftpd not very secure for baseline
> > lpr not very secure for baseline, poss use lprng?
These fall, IMHO, under the /important/ description:
Important programs, including those which one would expect to find on any
Unix-like system. If the expectation is that an experienced Unix person who
found it missing would say `What on earth is going on, where is foo?', it
must be an important package.  Other packages without which the system
will not run well or be usable must also have priority important. This does
not include Emacs, the X Window System, TeX or any other large
applications. The important packages are just a bare minimum of
commonly-expected and necessary tools.
Experienced UNIX people [not necessarily experienced Debian people] will
become confused and critical when somethinglike the above are missing.
> why a print daemon? most user doesn't need such service
A lot of people rate being able to print as very important part of using a
> > talk rather obsolete, but debatable
> > talkd not very secure for baseline
> > telnetd not very secure for baseline
> wenglish I think it is only usefull with dict
No, it has nothing to do with dict. I believe this is the package that
provides /usr/share/dict/words, which has been around on UNIX systems [as
/usr/dict/words] since before many developers were born. [see above...]