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Re: Override changes standard -> optional

Kalle Kivimaa <killer@debian.org> writes:
> Agustin Martin <agmartin@debian.org> writes:

>> There was the opinion that there should be a wordlist of standard
>> priority, and that the best for that was wamerican, formerly
>> wenglish. So wamerican may be left with standard priority.

> Why does standard need an English wordlist?

Because it provides /usr/share/dict/words, which at least historically is
one of those things that fits the Policy definition of standard.  People
use that file for things like random test data.

It may be that the world has moved on and this is no longer the case, and
I have little opinion one way or the other.  But it's a "standard UNIX"
thing to have.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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