Andreas Röhler writes:
How it came upon these bug has been introduced?
When the packages were split out, EFS was considered an auxiliary
package and places among the packages. This caused no problem at the
time, because you had to explicitly fetch the sumo, and might as well
use command-line FTP.
Later, EFS was used to implement the package-ui stuff, and became a
dependency. However, there is no real provision for including
packages with the core, and EFS is a complex package with a separate
maintainer. It wasn't considered appropriate to try to pull it back
Can you point me at the discussion?
No. 12 years is a long time, and there may not have been much
discussion. Mike Sperber might remember better, being both involved
in the design of the package sysrem and the EFS maintainer (then and
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