Re: but I want the GNU versions of packages
On Mon, 30 Jun 2003 13:58:54 +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 30, 2003 at 09:31:39AM +0200, Roland Mas wrote:
> > Dan Jacobson (2003-06-28 07:57:55 +0800) :
> > > Gentlemen, after I installed "Debian GNU/Linux", I found I had to
> > > take extra steps to get the GNU version of a program installed, as
> > > some other leading brand alternative was in its stead.
> > >
> > > So what is the single command to apt-get install all the GNU
> > > versions of everything?
> > I humbly suggest "apt-get install task-gnu-only". Of course, someone
> > will have to make and maintain that task package, but once done, there
> > you are. Or you could start a Debian-GNU-Only subproject.
> One question: what's the point? Surely you want the best, not
> necessarily the GNU version (which might be an incredibly bleeding-edge
> pre-alpha thing, like for example mailutils was not so long ago)?
bleeding-edge pre-alpha thing... well task-gnu-only will include the Hurd,
won't it? ;)