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Re: integrating Debian GNU/kFreeBSD into InstallingDebianOn?

On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 10:25:46AM +0100, Alan BRASLAU wrote:
> Some applications are simply missing and compile (and run)
> seemingly without problems from Debian sources. One such
> example that I have found is povray. Why is this so?

povray is in non-free; it is very much possible that there simply is no
non-free autobuilder for kfreebsd.

> I currently do not have a good idea of all that is missing
> as I am hardly using this machine for the moment
> (at least until konsole gets fixed, as I find it awkward
> to revert to using xterm...).

urxvt ftw!

> I remain optimistic, but find the Debian announcement
> to be just a little premature. I went through a similar
> (thankfully short-lived) experience during the introduction
> of KDE4.

Note that unstable is a development system; it is not unexpected that
things break there every once in a while.

As long as they are fixed before the release (and with the freeze, that
is very much doable), I don't think there's anything wrong with that.

The biometric identification system at the gates of the CIA headquarters
works because there's a guard with a large gun making sure no one is
trying to fool the system.

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