Subject: Re: Adding gkermit
To: Alan Barrett <email@example.com>
From: Eric Haszlakiewicz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/29/2006 16:58:24
On Sun, Oct 29, 2006 at 11:30:15PM +0200, Alan Barrett wrote:
> 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
> <ftp://kermit.columbia.edu/kermit/archives/gku100.tar.gz> 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)
yay! More bloat!
More seriously: if this is available through pkgsrc, why does it need
to be in the base system? Aren't we trying to go the other direction,
and just have sysinst install some packages?