Subject: Adding gkermit
To: None <>
From: Alan Barrett <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/29/2006 23:30:15
It's sometimes useful to use kermit over a serial console
to get software onto a remote host.

Would it be OK to add gkermit to the base system?  See
<> or

From the ANNOUNCE file in the distribution:

    G-Kermit is command-line only (no interactive commands or scripting)
    and remote-mode only (no making connections).  It has an extremely
    simple user interface, and implements a large subset of the Kermit
    protocol in a small amount of highly portable code.

I propose to put the sources in gnu/dist, a reachover Makefile in
gnu/usr.bin, install in /usr/bin/gkermit, and possibly add it to

--apb (Alan Barrett)