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

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: [PATCH] distro: Add util-linux.
Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2012 21:37:31 +0100
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Simon Josefsson <address@hidden> skribis:

> 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.

Indeed.  When we have a bootable distro, the goal is to use primarily
GNU versions of the tools, obviously.

Now, I think it’s OK to have packages for free variants of these GNU
tools, for users who want them; it just won’t be the default.

> I know InetUtils could use a 'arp' tool, and I have one almost
> completed sitting here locally for some time that I intend to push...

Heh, good!

(In a similar vein, I hope that GNU Pies can become suitable as our
daemon manager.)


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