[Scottish] Fwd: [blug-chat] changing distros on the fly

Phil Deane phil at miracleexpress.force9.co.uk
Wed Jan 14 20:08:35 GMT 2004

Thought this might be of interest

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Subject: [blug-chat] changing distros on the fly
Date: Wednesday 14 Jan 2004 11:53
From: Andrew Gallagher <ab.gallagher at qub.ac.uk>
To: blug-chat at groups.kasei.com

From this week's Debian News:

World Domination Plan. Guillem Jover [38]announced his plans to take
over the non-Debian world and released a [39]tool which converts in
runtime any distribution to Debian. It does not convert in the sense
of mapping all previous installed packages to the Debian counterparts,
but installs a base system or tarball and cleans traces from the
previous distribution.

 38. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-0401/msg00313.html
 39. http://www.hadrons.org/~guillem/debian/debtakeover/

I seem to remember Marty claiming he did something similar a few years
back. I'm going to try this out on one of my old redhat machines and see
how it goes...


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