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Re: [DEP-BLOAT] 'initscripts' require lot of low-level stuff



On Mon, Aug 21, 2006 at 11:34:12AM +0200, Enrico Scholz wrote:
> the 'initscripts' package has dependencies on lot of low-level stuff like
> dev, e2fsprogs, ethtool... Because 'initscripts' are required by nearly
> every daemon, these low-level tools will be installed everytime. E.g. a
> simple ftp server will require LVM2 tools.
> Possible solution:
> * split 'initscripts' into the following subpackages:
>   - core with '/etc/rc.d/init.d/functions', '/sbin/service'; this is
>     required by daemons
>   - -startup with the currently shipped services (e.g. halt, killall),
>     the rc.* scripts
>   - -net with network related part

Is the case where the network isn't needed really enough of a concern to
split this package?

And I'm having a hard time envisioning a case where "-startup" wouldn't be
needed....

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