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Re: utilities

On Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 12:08:54PM +0200, Thomas Schmitt wrote:
> Hi,
> mick crane wrote:
> > have a look in /usr/bin  ?
> Not to forget /bin, /sbin, /usr/sbin :
>   https://wiki.debian.org/FilesystemHierarchyStandard
> /bin is specified to hold "essential" programs.
> /sbin is its add-on for system administrators.
> /usr/bin + /usr/sbin together hold nearly 4000 files on my system.
> Thakur Mahashaya wrote:
> > no trick to be honest
> But are you aware that "standard utility" can be the start of a nice
> dispute among the regulars of a computer users' mailing list ?
> (Let's see what happens. No real persons or animals will be hurt.)

$ aptitude search '?priority(required)'

will get you a list of the packages installed that absolutely
have to be installed. 

Remember the discussion about why Debian doesn't have a default
firewall policy, because everyone needs something different?

Same thing applies here: this is the minimal core that gets you
a working system. Two things should pop out immediately:

1. Some packages have alternatives, where any of the
alternatives will work but you do have to have one of them.

2. There's no boot loader. A boot loader is optional because it
might be supplied by an outside system, like a VM hypervisor.


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