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Re: New package split of util-linux

On Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 11:03:08AM +0200, Adam Borowski wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 10:18:46AM +0200, Andreas Henriksson wrote:
> > I'm looking for help with ideas about a new package split for the
> > util-linux suite.

> > Currently the main binary packages are:
> > util-linux
> > mount
> > bsdutils
> > (Then there are a bunch of other less important binary packages also
> > built.)

> > All of the three above packages have the Essential: yes control field
> > set.  This basically means when ever upstream writes a new tool and we
> > decide to ship it, it instantly becomes part of the essential set.

> > I also don't see any real reason for the mount package to be separate
> > from the util-linux package.

> But why should mount be Essential?  It's useless in containers and chroots.

That's not true.  It is not /required/ for basic operation of containers and
chroots, which is maybe what you meant, but that doesn't mean it's useless.

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