Re: netpbm vs. pbmplus
> Chris> Didn't you see my example of the Slackware sysadmin who would
> Chris> rather ftp /usr/bin/netpbm.tar from a Debian box rather than
> Chris> recompile from source? Organized subdirectories make many things
> Chris> easier, add flexibility, and make the system easier to explore.
>That example didn't cut it in the first place. So now as you keep recalling
>it, here's my counter example: ever done "dpkg -L package"? Why don't you feed
>that into tar (maybe filter directories out)?
Of course, in Unix one can find some trick to do just about anything.
But dpkg isn't a standard tool. I want to be able to do things without
learning the internals of Debian package management.
I'm tiring of the thread (too much real work to get done). Am I really
the only one who sees virtue in separate directories for large groups
of related programs to help keep our filesystem organized?
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