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Re: H2 - Hurd "task" scripts

On Tue, Nov 27, 2001 at 08:47:03PM +1300, Philip Charles wrote:
> Would people please check these packages lists and let me know if there
> should be any amendments.

> initial.sh  (a basic initial installation to supplement the tarball)
> at logrotate console-data info man-db manpages mailx exim
> bsdmainutils console-common ncurses-term doc-linux-text perl lynx anacron
> aptitude mc screen sudo vim inetutils dialog um-pppd

I wish to see jed/jed-common added here or in developer.sh. But note: only
version >=0.99.15 works correctly on hurd. BTW: jed is a really good editor
if you like "user-friendly" editor, but I don't want to start a Holy War
now.... :)

> developer.sh (for Hurd hackers)
> gcc cpp mig g++ make make-doc pmake m4 
> autoconf automake autotools-dev libtool bash bash-doc cvs gdb 
> diff patch

Why bash is not in the initial.sh ? 

I think that also rcs is needed. 
I suggest to add also gcc-3.0, that is somewhat faster of gcc under hurd.

> gui.sh  (for an X-window system)
> x-window-system-core lbxproxy proxymngr twm xdm xfs xfwp
> xnest xprt xspecs xterm xvfb xserver-xfree86 xlibmesa3 xfonts-base
> xfonts-100dpi xfonts-75dpi xfonts-scalable xbase-clients xutils

Probably there are some few packages that can be safely "removed". For example
lbxproxy is not needed if you are not going to use X over slow connection
(serial line). Other non important package are: xnest, xspecs, xvfb (I don't
think that gnumach have any framebuffer support), proxymngr and xfwp.

When I'm saying non important, I mean that usally people don't need. 

That'all ... 

Saluti / Regards

Diego Roversi | diegor at maganet.net
              | diegor at tiscalinet.it 

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