- Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2018 06:28:46 -0400
- From: Dan Ritter <dsr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: utilities
On Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 12:08:54PM +0200, Thomas Schmitt wrote:
> mick crane wrote:
> > have a look in /usr/bin ?
> Not to forget /bin, /sbin, /usr/sbin :
> /bin is specified to hold "essential" programs.
> /sbin is its add-on for system administrators.
> /usr/bin + /usr/sbin together hold nearly 4000 files on my system.
> Thakur Mahashaya wrote:
> > no trick to be honest
> But are you aware that "standard utility" can be the start of a nice
> dispute among the regulars of a computer users' mailing list ?
> (Let's see what happens. No real persons or animals will be hurt.)
$ aptitude search '?priority(required)'
will get you a list of the packages installed that absolutely
have to be installed.
Remember the discussion about why Debian doesn't have a default
firewall policy, because everyone needs something different?
Same thing applies here: this is the minimal core that gets you
a working system. Two things should pop out immediately:
1. Some packages have alternatives, where any of the
alternatives will work but you do have to have one of them.
2. There's no boot loader. A boot loader is optional because it
might be supplied by an outside system, like a VM hypervisor.