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

Roland Turner SCLUG at
Tue Nov 7 15:24:41 UTC 2006

On Tue, 2006-11-07 at 14:47 +0000, Patrick wrote:

> > 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.

No, but engaging in a conversation of the relative pros and cons, and
offering solutions, certainly does.

(A person who doesn't understand pitch/yaw/roll can make very little
valuable contribution to a discussion on the design of aircraft
controls, although such a person can readily be a passenger.)

> > might writing in Mono instead of C solve the
> I said it wouldn't help ;-)

Oh. I misunderstood.

- Raz

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