Mail Archives: cygwin-apps/2002/03/21/11:36:35
On Thu, Mar 21, 2002 at 07:12:41AM -0800, Joshua Daniel Franklin wrote:
>--- 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.)
That's because I didn't use this list. I had another criteria which,
if you are looking in the email archives, you should be able to see
mentioned a few times. I used the 'base' category from debian. Hopefully
we haven't drifted from that too much.
I don't know why 'which' is in the 'base' category since I can't find it
in debian. That is probably a mistake.
I can't find 'more' in debian, either but if 'less' isn't in base, then
obviously 'more' shouldn't be either.
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