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Re: Useless programs in base.tgz - bpm, ekermit...

On Fri, Jun 24, 2016 at 01:34:52PM +0000, coypu%SDF.ORG@localhost wrote:
> Hi,
> There's a lot of programs sticking around since a long time, and are
> less useful today. at the very least, they do not need to be in
> base.tgz, which means they take up space even in minimal installs.
> Examples:
> ekermit in rescue, base.tgz

I added kermit (gkermit, which was later replaced with ekermit).  I added
it because it is:

	A) Tiny
	B) Essential for recovering damaged systems with only serial
	   console access.

It's repeatedly been a lifesaver for me both in development and when
helping customers recover their devices in the field after they
screwed them up.  Please don't remove it.  A minimal but robust file
transfer utility is an essential base system component for embedded

> bpm in base.tgz

I didn't even know this program existed!  Does it work?

> atf tests utilities in base.tgz

This is ridiculous.


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