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Chris Gianelloni wrote:
>> None of my servers have pointing devices, gpm is not only useless in this
>> situation, it introduces additional unnecessary maintenance. mailwrapper
>> is another example of something that only serves to give me headaches ;)
> Again, just because none of *your* servers do not have pointing devices
> does not make it an accurate general statement. My main goal here is to
> keep all of the desktop USE flags out of the profile. In this case, I
> can definitely see a use for gpm on a server, unlike gnome or xmms.
I would be willing to bet that most people who run servers don't plug mice
into them and don't need them.
Last time I removed gpm from a stage3 it became unusable because the gpm
libraries were linked into coreutils (ls), even though gpm is not in IUSE
for coreutils. This is a perfect example of why I prefer a minimal base
setup - to limit headaches such as this and the need to update packages
with possible vulnerabilities in the future even though I don't use them.
> Honestly, I don't want people to focus on the server profile as much as
> what really concerns *me* which is the desktop setup that will be used
> for building the next LiveCD set.
So, is your request for comments on server profiles now cancelled?
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