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It seems we now have to recompile util-linux with "--enable ddate" or pick this : https://github.com/bo0ts/ddate
Does feature usually vanishe this way during distro upgrades?
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Posted May 31, 2012 5:55 UTC (Thu) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946)
Posted May 31, 2012 19:54 UTC (Thu) by epithumia (subscriber, #23370)
And, yes, distros do occasionally get rid of pointless junk like that, and for good reason.
Posted Jun 1, 2012 14:21 UTC (Fri) by sorpigal (subscriber, #36106)
Irrational arguments aside, I fall in to the "What's the harm?" camp. This is an attack without justification of any kind and I just don't understand the hostility from the upstream maintainer. Was there any user that actually asked for ddate to be disabled by default?
Thankfully Debian has taken conservative approach for the time being.
Posted Jun 1, 2012 16:11 UTC (Fri) by boudewijn (subscriber, #14185)
Yeah, I sort of really agree with you. Didn't know about ddate, but I do miss the sense of fun there was ten years ago... It's okay to laugh! At least in my book...
Posted Jun 1, 2012 16:44 UTC (Fri) by jwakely (subscriber, #60262)
Posted Jun 18, 2012 16:24 UTC (Mon) by JoshDavis (guest, #85181)
With all due respect, the fact that you personally don't use a utility doesn't make it "pointless junk". I use ddate every day. As far as I'm concerned, the date command which returns the date from the Christian calendar is pointless junk, but I'm not trying to get it removed from Linux because I know that there are people who use it. ddate should have been kept for the same reason.
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