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Re: Bug#215556: ITP: gsysutils -- Set of utilities useful to system administrators

bob@proulx.com (Bob Proulx) a tapoté :

> Andreas Rottmann wrote:
> > >> Btw, "sysutils" is taken, so I take "gsysutils". Does someone prefer
> > >> "gnu-sysutils"?
> > >
> > > I would, as I associate gsomething with a Gnome-frontend for something
> > > (e.g gsudo), but I don't claim that is common conception.
> > >
> > Well, I can back that up. A Gnome association swept to the surface of
> > my mind when I read the package name, too,
> If you are asking for votes then I as well prefer something other than
> gsysutils and gnu-sysutils seems appropriate.

Considering the content of the current Debian sysutils package, way
less important than the gnu sysutils package IMHO, described as
"Miscellaneous small system utilities", maybe it would be possible, if
the maintainer of this package agree, to rename the current sysutils? 

(with the Debian conflicts/replaces fields in control file, it should
be feasible without harm)

The current sysutils contains:

 * procinfo - Displays system information from /proc (v17).
 *   memtest - Test system memory for errors (v2.93.1).
 *  bogomips - Shows the current bogomips rating without rebooting (v1.2).
 * tofromdos - Converts DOS <-> Unix text files (v1.4).


(anyway what's the difference between tofromdos and

Another solution would be to make a debian package that contain these
software along with the gnu sysutils tools.

Mathieu Roy
  Not a native english speaker: 

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