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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
> bpm in base.tgz
> atf tests utilities in base.tgz
> I want to:
> delete ekermit, bpm (or at the very least move them to another set).
> move atf things (and rump?) out of base.tgz to a more optional set.

ekermit is a highly useful program for many systems with serial
consoles. It doesn't make sense to move it elsewhere.

bpm - can IMO be dropped.

Moving ATF infrastructure and RUMP into the test set: I have no strong
opinion on this. It doesn't cost enough space in my tmpfs chroots
compared to many other factors.


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