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Re: utilities

On Tue 25 Sep 2018 at 13:24:48 +0200, Thomas Schmitt wrote:

> Brian wrote:
> > There can be no dispute over the meaning of "standard system
> > utilities". These are the ones which have a "Priority: standard"
> > field in the package description.
> There can always be a dispute. q.e.d.

You're after a fight, aren't you? :)
> (Hey. You smuggled the word "system" between "standard" and "utility.)

You noticed! I wonder whether the OP did? Does it count as going

> Higher than "standard" are priorities "required" and "important".
> But i am not sure whether the official classification in
>   https://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-archive.html#s-priorities
> of the first three priorities really matches the idea of a set of
> "standard [system] utilities":
>   "standard
>    These packages provide a reasonably small but not too limited
>    character-mode system."
> I.e. no X Window System:
>   https://tracker.debian.org/media/packages/x/xorg/control-1%3A7.7%2B19
> No command line CD/DVD/BD burning:
>   https://tracker.debian.org/media/packages/c/cdrkit/control-9%3A1.1.11-3
>   https://tracker.debian.org/media/packages/d/dvd%2Brw-tools/control-7.1-12
>   https://tracker.debian.org/media/packages/libi/libisoburn/control-1.4.8-3

Aren't standard utilities whatever you want them to be? Who could live
without netcat, midnight commander and oneko?

> Have a nice day :)

You're not helping. :)


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