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Re: Bug#379475: [Etch] Should sysfsutils be added to the base system?

On Tue, Jul 25, 2006 at 06:10:23PM +0200, Eduard Bloch wrote:
> I disagree. You compare a 11kB utility (sysctl) with a new 132kB
> package.

You are comparing two completly different things. If we are to
actually compare the size of tools actually *needed*:

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1554 2006-05-12 10:47 /etc/init.d/sysfsutils


-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1244 2006-06-26 06:13 /etc/init.d/procps.sh
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 9288 2006-06-29 03:08 /sbin/sysctl
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 48928 2006-06-29 03:08 /lib/libproc-3.2.7.so

If you had bothered to read /etc/init.d/sysfsutils before starting the
"bash the new and unknown" fest, you would see that it does not call 
systool and thus the package size or libsysfs2 size are not a problem.

If we break sysfsutils initscript to another package, we have less bloat 
than what sysctl brings. Actually /proc/sys could be handled with
the same script with trivial changes.

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