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Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 07:12:41 -0800 (PST)
From: Joshua Daniel Franklin <joshuadfranklin AT yahoo DOT com>
Subject: RE: pager in default install
To: Robert Collins <robert DOT collins AT itdomain DOT com DOT au>
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--- Robert Collins <robert DOT collins AT itdomain DOT com DOT au> wrote:
> We've been round this. Base is for _base_ stuff only. Not 'useful'. Not
> 'nice'. Base. Stuff without which the shell won't initialize, and users
> can't do anything.
I think the "users can't do anything" part is pretty subjective. I guess
I can understand not wanting to add anything new to base right now, but
why are 'diff', 'sed', 'which' in base right now? Because there was a
(arbitrary) list of packages for a "minimal" install:

(BTW, the list includes 'less' but that was left out for some reason.)
Here's a link to much later discussion of the issue, too:

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