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Re: utilities

On Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 06:28:46AM -0400, Dan Ritter wrote:
On Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 12:08:54PM +0200, Thomas Schmitt wrote:

mick crane wrote:
> have a look in /usr/bin  ?

Not to forget /bin, /sbin, /usr/sbin :

/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.

I'm going to do the extra legwork here. Here is a list of 163 files which are in standard priority packages and with "bin/" in their path:


(Apologies for the Ubuntu pastebin, I couldn't get to the debian pastebin for some reason)

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.


For more information, please reread.

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