BB menu reorg and upstream packages

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at
Fri Mar 24 16:44:06 UTC 2006

On Fri, 24 Mar 2006, Mike Frysinger wrote:

> On Friday 24 March 2006 04:59, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> >   ok, i can appreciate (to some extent) mike f's point about the
> > correlation to upstream packages (WRT to, say, "coreutils").  but that
> > argument doesn't really hold WRT to other menu entries like "Linux
> > System Utilities."  there's no such upstream package called *that*.
> uhh, yes there is ... it's called "util-linux", and you can find it
> on

ah, point taken, although the choice of what qualifies as "low-level
system utilities that are necessary for a Linux system to function" is
more than a little strange.  why "more" and not "less"?  why "renice"
and not "nice"?  and "cal"??

in any event, if the primary rationale is to keep the config menu in
sync with the linux software packages, that's fine, i can live with


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