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[SLUG] Re: Re: Re: Distro Layout / Config Standards (was Re: Debian)
- To: Sydney Linux Users Group <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: [SLUG] Re: Re: Re: Distro Layout / Config Standards (was Re: Debian)
- From: Angus Lees <gusl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu Sep 21 17:03:28 2000
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On Thu, Sep 21, 2000 at 04:46:51PM +1100, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> Remember, there's nothing different about Debian that means you have to be
> online all the time. If you need to update or install any software - on any
> distribution - you have to use a CD or connect to the 'net. Same with
> Debian. The idea that you need to have a 'net connection is a fallacy.
`cept that apt is so good it doesn't *need* a net connection.
you say "apt-get install some-software-that-hasn\'t-been-thought-of"
and it goes and writes it for you! then tests it, fixes bugs, comes up
with a controversial license, starts a sourceforge project, announces
on freshmeat, fixes some more bugs, changes the license to be GPL
compatible, integrates the mozilla rendering widget, writes a gui
configuration front-end, randomly chooses a debian maintainer, builds
the debian package, splits out the different widget set front-ends,
-doc and -dev into different packages, chooses the package you
actually wanted, recompiles it with the newer version of ncurses and
then installs it.
and you thought that progress counter was just a download!