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Re: Release update

Per Olofsson dijo [Sun, Apr 04, 2004 at 01:15:57PM +0200]:
> On Sun, Apr 04, 2004 at 06:15 -0400, Nathanael Nerode wrote:
> > Really?  Why in the name of * is NFS installed by default?
> Historical reasons perhaps? Unix systems usually have NFS as a part of
> their standard installation, I think.

That does not make it stink less. I put NFS in the same bag as
r{login,sh,cp,xploit} - They have no business being in a default
install nowadays! Of course, as an admin you may decide you need NFS -
Just install it and there you go. Having packages and dependencies
remove every possible justification for including it in a default install.

> If the NFS packages' priority were lowered, the same could be done
> with portmap, so that you won't get that package either unless you
> really install fam (or something else which depends on portmap). Not
> everybody uses fam.

By far, I don't think I have seen someone depend on fam :)


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