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Re: [Bug-ed] GNU ed 1.10 released

From: Ulrich Mueller
Subject: Re: [Bug-ed] GNU ed 1.10 released
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2014 17:38:16 +0100

>>>>> On Tue, 25 Feb 2014, Antonio Diaz Diaz wrote:

> Can you apply the patch[1] sent by Daniel J. five years ago?

> [1] https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=249059

Must we really go through this again? Reasoning is still the same as
five years ago, when that bug was filed. Looking at the number of
files on Gentoo mirrors:

   .gz .tgz          25336
   .xz               22469
   .bz2 .tbz2 .tbz   15585
   .zip .jar          4175
   .Z                   74
   .lzma                47
   .lz:                  4

We won't add code to our package manager for unpacking a format that
accounts for less than 0.01 % of all files.

I am convinced that you're doing your users a disservice by not
distributing ed in at least one of the popular formats any more.


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