Supporting distro re-packaging (Was: [sclug] Linux Apprentice Wanted !)

Patrick patrick at
Tue Nov 7 14:47:31 UTC 2006

> ?
> a) You seem to have provided a link to a folder full of source archives,
> not executables.

So I did :(  If they can't provide pre-compiled executables, then really 
I'm amazed.  I thought that was the whole point of Mono.

> b) What Matt asserted was that, even if you had a single binary (ala
> Mono/Java/...; N.B. the same reasoning implicitly applies to even a
> single source for things that have no widely used binary form (Perl,
> bash, ...)), _all_ of the problems with packaging still arise.
> Do you in fact understand the problem with Debian builds of Apache? How

Should I need to?  I'm neither an Apache developer nor a Debian 
contributor, though I depend on both for a living.  Installing packages 
should not require immersion in jargon.

> might writing in Mono instead of C solve the

I said it wouldn't help ;-)

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