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Re: [PATCH] distro: Add util-linux.

From: Nikita Karetnikov
Subject: Re: [PATCH] distro: Add util-linux.
Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2012 21:12:17 +0300

> Could you send an updated patch with this fix, and which adds util-linux
> to ‘linux.scm’ instead?


> For this kind of questions, I’d first check the list at
> <http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Software_blacklist>, and then ask for
> advice on the gnu-linux-libre list (see
> <http://lists.nongnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-linux-libre>), which is
> where people knowledgeable in this area are.


> Btw, what tools from util-linux is it that you believe are important?
> If the licensing situation is unclear, maybe those could be moved to
> some GNU project (CoreUtils/InetUtils/...?).

'libuuid', which is required by 'parted'.

> util-linux and net-tools contains a lot of tools that are rarely
> needed, it would be nice to limit the number of their tools that are
> added as a pre-requisite for a Guix system.

I second this.

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