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Re: New packages and cross-config.gnu

   Date: Thu, 31 Dec 1998 01:08:06 +0100
   From: Marcus Brinkmann <Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de>

   Uiuiuiui. Maybe people should not install those packages currently. Or if
   they do, please backup the hurd versions of those binaries.

   shellutils: uptime is not included in the package (under Debian, it is
		provided by procps, which is linux specific)
	       su is indeed in the package. I will remove it and upload a new
   fileutils: Yes, sync is included. I will remove it and upload a new version.


   Thanks for your report, (btw, can't the sources be merged or so?)

I assume you mean adding Hurd support to shellutils/fileutils.  Well I
don't think that's appropriate.  `su' is a totally different beast on
the Hurd, and much more powerful.  BTW, keep in mind that you can't do
`su -c COMMAND' to execute COMMAND as root, I don't know if any debian
scripts use this.  `uptime' comes almost for free (it is a shell
script that calls `w -u'.  `sync' is an almost trivial program, but
including it in fileutils would mean we lose the nice `argp' parsing.
I will ask Jim Meyering if it is possible to not install the programs
on the Hurd.


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