picocom should either recommend minicom, or recommend and use lrzsz by default

Bug #198797 reported by Alex Mauer on 2008-03-05
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
picocom (Ubuntu)
Nominated for Jaunty by Alex Mauer

Bug Description

Binary package hint: picocom

Picocom's default send command is 'ascii_xfr'. (ascii-xfr is provided by the minicom package.)

Its default receive command is 'rz' provided by lrzsz.

It should use consistent commands, and recommend the package which provides those commands.

Since it would be strange for picocom to recommend minicom, and since ascii-xfr's man page says "It should only be used if the remote system doesn't understand anything else." (i.e. it's a last resort), I would think using and recommending lrzsz consistently would be the thing to do.

Daniel T Chen (crimsun) on 2008-11-30
Changed in picocom:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in picocom (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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