[maemo-community] Command line apps & Extras

From: Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Date: Thu Nov 26 19:32:48 EET 2009
On Thu, Nov 26, 2009 at 11:01:35AM -0600, Tim Samoff wrote:
> ----- Original message -----
> >    * rootsh
> >    * openssh-server
> Playing devil's advocate:
> Why would these need to be in HAM? Why would regular users ever need
> them? If you could 'apt-get install rootsh', wouldn't that be enough?

Ah, but you can't!  You need root to be able to sudo apt-get install stuff.
rootsh and openssh-server are two alternative ways of getting root, and
making both of them not installable without root would create a nasty
chicken-and-egg problem.

(Playing with USB cables and flasher to enable and then disable R&D mode
is Too Much Hassle, as it requires cables, laptops, flasher, and two

Marius Gedminas
C is quirky, flawed, and an enormous success.
        -- Dennis M. Ritchie
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