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

On Fri, Jun 24, 2016 at 10:27:01AM -0400, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> 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
> use.

Got it! I thought it's some old artefact, but guessed wrong.

> > bpm in base.tgz
> I didn't even know this program existed!  Does it work?

Not in its current state, as it expects (what I'm told is) the directory
layout for packages.

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