Re: Intent To Split: netbase
>>"Branden" == Branden Robinson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Branden> On Tue, Aug 15, 2000 at 03:33:24AM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> hesitantly pointing out the bit about optimizing for the
>> overwhelmingly common case
Branden> There's a difference between *optimizing* for the common
Branden> case, and preventing the use of other cases without
Branden> resorting to unofficial packages.
Make the common things easy, and make the arcane things
possible, if I may paraphrase. Sure, if one can make the arcane
things easier without affecting the common things, go for it, but the
law of diminishing returns applies. I still think it is reasonable
for the maintainers to punt on this and let the packages
As jason mentioned, it is still doable -- diversions,
dpkg --force-conflict, ae /varlib/dpkg/status, and judicous use of
/etc/init.d.blah --start/stop -- hard, but possible.
Anyway, I am sure if people come up with a policy/patches for
all the MTA's the maintainers would be happy to consider them.
I am not convinced the effort is worth it, and I thus withdraw
from this discussion.
"Ignorance transcends architecture." James Gaskin
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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