RFC: -server packages universe demotions and main promotions

Andreas Olsson andol at ubuntu.com
Fri Dec 4 20:09:31 GMT 2009

On Friday 04 December 2009 20:54:47 Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> Mathias Gug <mathiaz at ubuntu.com> writes:
> > The Ubuntu Server team would like to get your feedback on whether the
> > packages listed below should be demoted to universe or promoted to main.
> >
> > [...]
> >
> > == Proposed universe demotion ==
> >
> >  # nis
> Especially in university environments, nis is still really used a lot.
> At least at the place I work, all our student and employee user
> databases handled for unix systems are maintained in nis.  True, ldap is
> superiour in many ways, but unless there is a compelling reason for
> demoting it, I'd rather have it in main.


Any particular rational behind the proposed demotion of the NIS package?

// Andreas
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