> > > On 25/02/2021 18:18, Leon Fauster via CentOS wrote: >> Am 25.02.21 um 15:12 schrieb J Martin Rushton via CentOS: >>> >>> >>> On 25/02/2021 13:37, Stephen John Smoogen wrote: >>> <snip> > >>>> >>> I was recently looking at Raymond's book "The Art of UNIX Programming" >>> from 2003. He, along with contributors Thompson (inventor of UNIX), >>> Kernigham (C and AWK), Korn and others of that callibre, espouse >>> creating "little tools" that do one job reliably and well. The likes >>> of Gnome or systemd certainly would never fit into this philosophy. I >>> really think we have lost a lot of maintainability and ease of >>> management over the last 20 years as applications are stretched to do >>> ever more. >> >> >> Well, do "ldd /bin/awk" and you see interconnected dependencies. >> >> I see it the same way and if I want, I would see it the same way with >> a broader view. Do one job well - interaction with the user, Gnome. >> Do one job well - when a service is stopped, it is stopped (systemd). >> >> So it depends of the scope of view. Sure, there are tools that try >> to do everything. One that came into my mind is YasT from SuSE. >> That one I would classify as not fitting into the common unix >> philosophy. >> >> >> -- >> Leon >> > _______________________________________ >> CentOS mailing list >> CentOS at centos.org >> https://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos > > I don't want to get bogged down in arguments about which application has > the most dependencies. It's really a matter of scale. Depending upon a > few system libraries is reasonable, but when when the ramifications > extend to dozens then perhaps a pause for thought might be suggested? > Oh and BTW: > > bash-4.2$ ldd /bin/awk > linux-vdso.so.1 => (0x00007ffcc876a000) > libdl.so.2 => /lib64/libdl.so.2 (0x00007fcd25995000) > libm.so.6 => /lib64/libm.so.6 (0x00007fcd25693000) > libc.so.6 => /lib64/libc.so.6 (0x00007fcd252c5000) > /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (0x00007fcd25b99000) > That's on which OS? Certainly not EL8, right?