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Re: A purely GNU system?

From: Florian Weimer
Subject: Re: A purely GNU system?
Date: Sat, 09 Nov 2019 21:31:50 +0100

* Andreas Enge:

> Now, some musing, which motivated me to change the subject line into
> a new thread: I am wondering how functional a system is that
> contains only GNU packages? It will lack a graphical environment,
> but with grub, hurd, glibc and all other low level projects and the
> toolchain, emacs, it looks to me as if we still have a functional
> system. Or am I missing something?

Is glibc purely GNU?  It borrows code from a variety of sources and
was not written completely from scratch.  (Although there are many
parts which are unique to glibc, too.)

What about GNU tar?  It started out as pdtar.

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