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Re: Is anyone maintaining (the ham radio tool) node?

Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> > Who would refer to the node binary as provided by the ham package node 
> > except for the inetd and the ax25d superservers?  (Serious question.)
> Did anyone address above question already?

One user claimed it would inconvenience users, but provided no supporting
details about why a user would run it manually. 
The package's own documentation states "Node is intended to be called from
ax25d or inetd."

A similar case with a large userbase is the syslog daemon. Debian used
to ship standard with a /usr/sbin/syslogd. Then it was replaced with a
/usr/sbin/rsyslog, from a different package. Since rsyslog is Priority
important, it gets installed automatically, and this removes sysklogd;
you can verify this happened to most users on [1]. However, we have
not lost any sleep over users who might have something that ran
/usr/sbin/syslogd directly, and I've never seen this inconvenience a
single user.

I don't know if there's any reason users would be more likely to run
node manually than syslogd manually. Even if there is, the vast
difference in userbases (multiple orders of magnitude) suggests it's
unlikely to inconvenience many users. Probably this case is sufficiently
edge that a NEWS file would do.

see shy jo

[1] http://qa.debian.org/popcon-graph.php?packages=sysklogd+rsyslog&show_installed=on&want_legend=on&want_ticks=on&from_date=&to_date=&hlght_date=&date_fmt=%25Y-%25m&beenhere=1

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