Weird entry in ISO

Joe Talbott josepht at
Fri Sep 24 05:27:27 PDT 2010

On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 02:04:25PM +0200, Przemys??aw Pawe??czyk wrote:
> Hi,
> Three questions.
> 1. I opened DFBSD x64 ISO in latest Red Hat Linux (Scientific Linux 5.5)
> under the control of Midnight Commander and saw the following entries
> within file lists (in MC panel):
> ...
> [   -200 00 ] cpio
> [   -201 00] mailq
> etc
> ...
> What does it mean?

I don't know.  I don't use MC.

> 2. Why there is no Lynx (text web browser with HTTPS) and MC (Midnight
> Commander) in basic set of applications on DFBSD x64 ISO CD?

We have very limited resources which makes adding every bell and
whistle that people might want untenable.  Thus we rely on pkgsrc for
these sorts of applications.

It is my opinion that one should do one's best to know and use the
least common denominator in unix utilities for the best
cross-implementation experience.


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