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From: Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@...>
Subject: Re: Orphaned files: /usr/sbin/rdev, vidmode, etc, what package?
Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2005 06:39:42 -0700
Harm Geerts posted <200511122034.40523.harmgeerts@...>, excerpted
below,  on Sat, 12 Nov 2005 20:34:40 +0100:

> http://www.gentoo.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/sys-apps/util-linux/util-linux-2.12i-r1.ebuild?rev=1.11&view=markup
> Yes, it has been removed.
> The comment in the the bug report talks about "Ancient Cruft" :)

Bug report?  Not @ viewcvs.  Besides, the man page calls it "Ancient
Cruft" too, but it's still USEFUL cruft!  

Just the other day, I used it to see what I'm actually compiling into the
kernel these days for video mode.  I run a patch (applied automatically
by a script I have that verifies the gpg sigs, moves the tarball and sig
file from my download dir to my kernel tarball dir, unpacks it, changes
the /usr/src/linux symlink, applies a couple useful patches, mounts
/boot so my current config is available, runs make oldconfig, and
unmounts /boot, all with one command, a second script builds and installs
the kernel) to change the kernel default, so I don't have to append it to
the kernel command line, and I /could/ have looked up the patch, but it
was easier to run vidmode on my current kernel to see what it was.

Oh, well, it's not a serious issue, just something useful to have around
on occasion.

-- 
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and if you use the program, he is your master."  Richard Stallman in
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