Re: LSB Commands and Utilities, Draft proposal
email@example.com (Jakob 'sparky' Kaivo) wrote on 29.06.99 in <Pine.LNX.firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> Printing commands - cancel, lp, lpstat, pr
> Divergence: These commands are not required by LSB. Instead, the BSD
> printing commands (lpq, lpr, lprm, lptest, lpc, lpd, lpf, and pac).
> Rationale: These commands are from the System V style of managing printers.
> Linux-based operating systems tend to use the BSD family of printing tools.
and is under GPL. (pr is of course in GNU textutils.)
> Archiving utilities - cpio, pax, tar
> Divergence: UNIX98 marks cpio and tar as legacy and pax as mandatory. LSB
> marks cpio and tar as mandatory and makes pax optional.
> Rationale: Both tar and cpio are widely used in current package formats for
> Linux-based operating systems (cpio being used by RPM and tar being used by
> basically all software distribution).
Debian seems to use the OpenBSD pax.