Moving w3m out of standard

Brett Alton brett.jr.alton at
Mon Jun 23 14:00:57 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 9:43 AM, James Dinkel <jdinkel at> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 4:59 AM, Soren Hansen <soren at> wrote:
>> Do you think we should remove groff (and with it, man-db), too? I'm not
>> trying to be difficult.. This is an actual question.
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>> Soren Hansen               |
> No, but I use man all the time.  Granted, that may be pandering to
> myself, but man just seems infinitely more useful than a web browser.
> This could be that 1) I have never ever used a web browser, or been in
> a position where it would seem useful, on a server and 2) the whole
> idea that "it's a browser", therefore "it's a huge security hole."
> And you may say it's just for looking at local html files, but it
> opens up the thinking that "if they put a web browser on a server,
> then it must be ok to browse the web from a server."  I've seen plenty
> of Windows admins casually browsing the web from a server console
> while waiting on some task to finish in the server room.
> But that's just my opinion.
> James
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You need a web browser to access http://localhost:631 for CUPS, don't you?

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