[svlug] Maintaining systems without certain problematic packages (was: BAFUG)

Steve Litt slitt at troubleshooters.com
Thu Jan 1 14:07:51 PST 2015


On Thu, 1 Jan 2015 17:22:27 +0000
Sanatan Rai <sanatan at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 1 January 2015 at 04:18, Rick Moen <rick at svlug.org> wrote:
> 
> > Sanatan Rai wrote:
> >
> > > But then the `alternative' is plain: a *clean* Linux distro that
> > > doesn't make it mandatory to use freedesktop.org cruft. Aren't
> > > there any? Seeing Debian `sell out' to this particular evil *is*
> > > a bit of a blow though.
> >
> > I'll start by acknowledging the quotation marks indicating that
> > you're speaking figuratively, not literally accusing anyone of
> > misdeeds.  That being said, the immediate resort to moral
> > condemnation, and in other cases to outright conspiratorial[1]
> > thinking, long ago gave this subjecct a bad name.
> > Distro package maintainers aren't out to push some sinister agenda.
> > They're
> > appying distro policies and compiling in library calls and features
> > they believe their users requested.
> >
> 
> Quite, figuratively is correct. Having read the discussion on the
> Debian lists on the init systems, one would have to be paranoid
> indeed to claim that it is
> a conspiracy!

Hi Sanatan,

Just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get me!

:-)

SteveT

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