Re: ["Stephen J. Turnbull" <email@example.com>] Re: apt-get
On Sun, May 14, 2000 at 11:51:30PM -0700, Karl M. Hegbloom wrote:
> ------- Start of forwarded message -------
> From: "Stephen J. Turnbull" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >>>>> "Karl" == Karl M Hegbloom <email@example.com> writes:
> >>>>> "Stephen" == Stephen J Turnbull <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Stephen> Furthermore, the *BSD crowd prefers software that can be
> Stephen> forced to work by a savvy administrator, unlike the
> Stephen> Debian install stuff, which when it refuses to work can
> Stephen> be remarkably hard to unravel. (Eg, I just wasted half
> Stephen> an hour purging diald ... diald.postrm was puking
> Stephen> somewhere deep in the bowels of debhelper without any
> Stephen> error message.
> Karl> Did you report the bug? If it goes unreported it may not
> Karl> get fixed as quickly.
> No, I didn't report the bug.
Well, first of all, as the diald maintainer, I'd be interested in a
Anyone have any more info? Is it potato or woody? Is it the same as
#64118, or is it something different?
FWIW, it sounds like he's getting debhelper and debconf confused.
I've looked hard, and haven't found any reference to debhelper in the
scripts in the binary package itself. I did just recently add debconf
support to diald, but only for the woody package; in that case, the
old caveat seems appropriate: we don't call it unstable for grins.
Most of the rest is just bile (jeez - what did I ever do to him?), but
this part is just positively hilarious:
> I know I could report bugs and ignore any responses, but it's hard to
> convince myself to do that. One of these days I'll psych myself up
> for it, and go through my Debian-bug notes and submit them all....
And he needs psyching up to face the wrath of a Debian maintainer?
>From reading the rest of the diatribe, I sure don't get all kinds of
warm feelings submitting bug reports to him.
Some people, I guess, get like that. They do one thing, and assume
that nothing could be more difficult than what they do, and get all
pissed when Project X doesn't meet their "high standards".
I suppose I would say to him, were he listening: Call me when you've
integrated 80 million lines of code into a distribution half as
coherent as Debian.
However, I suspect he isn't. Lighting a candle vs. cursing the
darkness, and all that.