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Re: nominate for removal: ethereal



What exactly is Ethereal so useful for? Do we really need it in Core?
Depending on what you define as the Core taskset maybe, however I can't
think of a scenerio where I absolutely need Ethereal, at least not as an
officially supported package.

Omitting it from Core would just mean putting it in Extras, and if you
really need it, then it's no longer than a "yum install" away.

- David

On tir, 2004-07-13 at 15:58 -0700, Florin Andrei wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-07-07 at 15:43, seth vidal wrote:
> > So, would it be completely inappropriate to nominate ethereal for
> > removal from fc3 due to its spotty history of security problems?
> 
> You're kidding, right?
> 
> If spotty security history is reason to remove packages, then i can name
> a couple dozen right now to be removed, starting with sendmail and ntpd.
> 
> Ethereal is an extremely useful tool, please don't cripple the
> distribution.
> 
> -- 
> Florin Andrei
> 
> http://florin.myip.org/
> 
> 



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