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Re: New packages and cross-config.gnu

Roland McGrath <roland@frob.com> writes:

> I will rename the Hurd
> program to `syncfs' or something like that (the new argument parsing I
> added lets you sync particular filesystems rather than everything, and
> control the flags in the Hurd RPC).

I think that's a mistake.  With su, we should have a new name for the
weird Hurd version, because it is not backward compatible.  But the
Hurd sync is fully backward compatible, and there's no reason to have
it under a new name.  

Either we should arrange to have the Debian sh-utils package not
install sync on the Hurd, or (better) we should submit the Hurd
features to the sh-utils maintainer and merge it.


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