[LAD] mp3-player needs sendmail - really?

Robin Gareus robin at linuxaudio.org
Sun May 29 10:29:05 UTC 2011

On 05/29/2011 10:15 AM, Jens M Andreasen wrote:
> On Sun, 2011-05-29 at 09:44 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>> Btw. do you need realplayer or did you just test it ;)?
> I need to get rid of Totem which is borked beyond recognition here ..

May I ask which distribution is that?

gstreamer can work OK, but it's easy to screw up with the plugins being
separated in lots of sub-packages..

Personally I stick mostly with [g]mplayer and ff[mpeg|play].

>> Indeed, creepy.
> It is the same with GoogleEarth (which will also install 'ed' as an
> automation convenience for spammers?)

What's wrong with 'ed'? You won't find a more advanced editor in just
37k linked only against libc. It's as essential as 'sed' or 'grep' (and
to certain extend 'awk' and 'perl') to any un*x system.

It's just a text-editor anyway, not a system-service - like sendmail.

Half of the services on linuxaudio.org would not be what they are
without 'ed'. love it.

>> OT: I wonder what will ship with the  German "Ausweis App" (RFID
>> identity card application) for Linux ;).

see for yourself: `apt-cache show rfdump` - works fine to read those.


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