base-files package needs a maintainer

Robert Collins
Sun Feb 24 13:38:00 GMT 2002

----- Original Message -----
From: "Christopher Faylor" <>

> Wow, I had to go back through the archives to see what you were
> about.  This is an old thread.
> I guess I can fix this myself.
> I can add this to the "repository" but how should it be handled?
> there be a new "base-files" package that bash relies on?  Or should
> rely on it?  Having awk rely on a package which only creates
> seems wrong.  In that case, it shouldn't be called base-files, should
> Maybe it should be called something like "shell-init" or something.

Being in base, it will automatically get installed.

> I guess I'll respond to that message.

I'll follow up on the rest after that then.


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