- Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:36:30 -0500
- From: Dave Sherohman <dave@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: utilities
On Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 01:24:48PM +0200, Thomas Schmitt wrote:
> But i am not sure whether the official classification in
> of the first three priorities really matches the idea of a set of
> "standard [system] utilities":
> These packages provide a reasonably small but not too limited
> character-mode system."
> I.e. no X Window System:
I would not consider X to be "standard" on anything other than a
desktop workstation. I certainly don't install it on the vast majority
of the machines I manage.
> No command line CD/DVD/BD burning:
Sounds pretty far from "standard" to me. Bordering on "esoteric", even.
Again, CD/DVD/BD burning at all is generally only applicable to end-user
systems and, given that X is usually installed on such systems, I
would expect GUI burners to be used much more widely than CLI programs.
 Specifically, an X server. X client applications are often useful
on non-desktop systems.
 And, I would suspect, a rather small subset of end-user systems, at
that. I only know one person who burns optical media these days, and
that's to back up large numbers of photos whenever her hard drive fills