- Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:35:44 +0100
- From: Darac Marjal <mailinglist@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: utilities
On Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 06:28:46AM -0400, Dan Ritter wrote:
On Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 12:08:54PM +0200, Thomas Schmitt wrote:Hi, mick crane wrote: > have a look in /usr/bin ? Not to forget /bin, /sbin, /usr/sbin : https://wiki.debian.org/FilesystemHierarchyStandard /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.
I'm going to do the extra legwork here. Here is a list of 163 files which are in standard priority packages and with "bin/" in their path:
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. -dsr-
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