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Re: surfraw: surprized you added so many commands to /usr/bin

On Mon, Jul 14, 2003 at 01:41:37PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 14, 2003 at 01:13:49PM +0100, Stephen Stafford wrote:
> > Okay, I can see that a lot of commands might be desirable here, but there
> > are a LOT of these with VERY generic names.  "ask", "fast", "rhyme", "cite",
> > etc.
> > 
> > The package seems to be effectively unusable at the moment (see bug #200164)
> > and looks effectively unmaintained to me (no upload in over a year, and no
> > buglog entries from the maintainer in that long that I can find.)
> > 
> > So, the solutions I am considering are:
> > 
> > 1: I hijack/adopt this package, clean it up, reduce the namespace pollution
> >    by making each command an argument to just ONE command, and generally
> >    making the package fit for use.
> I would greatly prefer that the surfraw commands be moved into some
> other directory, like /usr/bin/surfraw (by analogy with /usr/bin/mh),
> which I can add to my $PATH. I've grown very used to typing 'google'.

Hi Colin,

That's a solution that hadn't occured to me, but I quite like it. Jeff
Bailey at debcamp tells me he has an NMU to fix #200164, so with this out of
the way, I'll probably take the package if nobody else does.

If there is someone (*anyone*) with more time than I have who wants this
package, then please step forward...I'm more than happy to sponsor uploads
if that somebody doesn't have an account...



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