Re: upstream author asks not to do a package
> On Sun, Aug 31, 1997 at 09:13:21PM +1000, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> > I expressed interest in doing a package of a particular product
> > to the author, and he asked me not to do a package, but
> > noted that the license says I am free to anyway if I want to.
> An update to this; the author is concerned that a ready to run
> package would be pre-configured, and (I agree) that the package
> cannot be used without some configuration by the admin.
Does that mean he's got some bad experiences with slackware
(software being configured by the distributer of slackware, not
the system admin)?
Starting to look interesting!
> I have assured him that we can provide the package not
> configured (eg as pppd), especially since this software
> interacts with the mail system and needs installation in smail,
> sendmail or whatever. Waiting for a revised verdict.
Keep us posted!
joost witteveen, firstname.lastname@example.org
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