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Re: further package removals/potential package removals



On Jan 22, 2005, Sean Middleditch <elanthis awesomeplay com> wrote:

> Removing a utility from Core is not going to in any way stop you from
> doing what you need.

Only if the installer actually supports installing from extras as
well, otherwise an upgrade may be impossible, or leave the system in a
broken state.

At which point I really fail to see the point of extras: either it's
part of the distro, or it isn't.  Labeling it as extras just because
it's in a separate CD is useful, because then people can choose which
CDs to download and burn upfront, but it serves no other purpose.

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Alexandre Oliva             http://www.ic.unicamp.br/~oliva/
Red Hat Compiler Engineer   aoliva {redhat com, gcc.gnu.org}
Free Software Evangelist  oliva {lsd ic unicamp br, gnu.org}


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