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Re: Bug#557431: general: there is no package to install all POSIX utilities at once

On Sun, Nov 22, 2009 at 03:41:39AM +0200, Dmitri Vorobiev wrote:
> Currently no package exists that would allow installation of all
> utilities specified by the POSIX `Shell and utilities' volume:
> http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/9699919799/idx/utilities.html
> It is considered useful to have such a package, and one such
> package was actually created:
> https://edge.launchpad.net/~codedot/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/870564/+listing-archive-extra
> This bug is to suggest inclusion of this or a similar package
> into Debian operating system.

Such a package would be of little use since by default, these utilities
are not POSIX-compliant.  For example, patch is not POSIX-compliant by
default and most patch systems rely on this non-POSIX behavior.  Debian
does not have a POSIX-compliant vi, since none of the implementations
have open mode.

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