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Re: [SLUG] Why RedHat sucks
- To: Jeff Waugh <jdub@xxxxxxxxxxx>, slug@xxxxxxxxxxx, gllug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Why RedHat sucks
- From: Rev Simon Rumble <simon@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat May 5 02:41:02 2001
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On Sat, May 05, 2001 at 02:08:08AM +1000, Jeff Waugh uttered:
> * Fix the reference to DHCP;
> confusing). The reason for this is by-design; Red Hat's non-interactive
> setup hasn't really fit this in well (it could certainly be fixed to
> operate more like... the Debian packages (!)... though).
Having some sort of error message when trying to start it using the rc
script would be ideal. At the least a default dhcpd.conf with
everything commented out will help people get started, and a comment
at the top to say "touch the leases file" though this should be done
by the package since it won't do anything if there's nothing in the
What gets me is that this has been there for _years_ and not fixed.
You can tell that the developer (a RH employee) doesn't care nor use
the package day-to-day.
> * Emacs without X: The LSB assumes the X libraries to be installed. Yes,
> some may see this as a bit of a mess (my initial reaction was the same),
> but it's there for a reason. Thus, this isn't necessarily broken. :)
Then perhaps the package should be called emacs-notmuchx.
> Debian's packages and policy are also its greatest enemy. It's
> complicated. It's fairly hard to get into (please, there's no need to
> prove how elite you are by saying it's easy). You *do* need to have a good
> body of knowledge to start.
No argument there. I'll see if I can get Ashton to let me relicense
my intro to Debian as published in the latest Linux (advanced)
Pocketbook. If not (big Kezza Packer owns the copyright now so I
don't like my chances) I'll write it again. Might even repurpose it
as a "RedHat refugee's guide to Debian."
Rev Simon Rumble Current physical location: London, UK
There is a vast difference between the savage and civilized man, but it
is never apparent to their wives until after breakfast.
-- Helen Rowland