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Re: ash splitting and Herbert Xu (Fw: Bug#97310 acknowledged by developer (Re: Bug#97310: More package-splitting stupidity))

On Sun, May 13, 2001 at 06:43:17PM +1000, Herbert Xu wrote:

> For the record, ash-medium was intended to be used on the boot floppies as
> they lacked a small shell with history support.  This is not appropriate in
> the main ash package since this history support is incomplete and also
> unnecessary for non-interactive use.

I'm curious: what is the use of an ash-medium _package_ for boot floppies?
There's no Debian system on boot/rescue floppies, merely a collection of
programs to install such a thing on a computer. So why bother to make a package
which noone will _install_ on his Debian _system_? Perhaps it's better to make
a boot_floppy package (which will allow you to quickly make Debian boot

Met vriendelijke groet / with kind regards,
  Guus Sliepen <guus@sliepen.warande.net>

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