Re: Considerations for 'xmms' removal from Debian
On 08-Jul-07, 07:07 (CDT), Andreas Tille <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> might have links form their desktops or other hooks that just call
> /usr/bin/xmms. So this might affect a lot of users and especially
> those users that have no idea how to cope with a missing xmms in their
Removing a package from the Debian distribution does not cause it to be
removed from user's systems.
So your hypothetical user:
* can create desktop links and scripts
* will notice the xmms has been removed
* will care
* will and can track down (e.g.) audacious as a replacement
* is incapable of fixing/replacing the desktop links and scripts.
The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
world. -- seen on the net