Midnight Commander in 8.10

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Wed Oct 29 12:51:29 UTC 2008

On Wednesday 29 October 2008 08:36, Felix Miata wrote:
> On 2008/10/29 11:56 (GMT+0200) Jonathan Carter (highvoltage) composed:
> > Also, as useful as mc is, it's only useful to a small amount of users,
> > and will waste precious space on the Ubuntu release discs. mc is
> > incredibly easy to install and it's not a big download, so I doubt it
> > will be an issue for anyone who wants to use it.
> Anyone who wants to use it on a live Ubuntu CD is dead. To that small
> amount of users that know and use it, it's indispensible, and thus to such
> users who install only to find broken X and/or networking, they're stuck
> with another dead end. Leaving mc off the CD is like equipping a new car
> with the usual spare tire, but no jack. Get a flat out in the boonies at
> night, and getting that missing jack is less than "incredibly easy", unless
> what displaced it on the CD is a larger automatic jack delivery service or
> automatic lift. --

... and doesn't have a network connection ....

I use stuff not on the CD in live sessions all the time and unless you are 
networkless it's not a problem at all.  

Do keep in mind that the CD is full and so anything that goes on, means 
something else comes off.  Balancing the interests of a diverse group of 
users in what goes on the CD is a continuing challenge.

Scott K

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