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Re: Caldera installation - something Debian should learn

On Thu, 22 Apr 1999, R Garth Wood wrote:
> I have read it. Keeping data in a text file that needs to be parsed
> is an antiquated notion that needs to be eliminated. The information
> contructs are correct, however.

Wichert's proposal has pluggable backends for storing the data (LDAP, dbm,
text file, whatever you want).

The reason I mentioned it is that you expressed your hope that Debian
would adopt your changes. This is unlikely to happen unless you work with
the existing Debian effort to develop a solution that everyone can be
happy with. That's just the free software way... I'd hate to see you do a
lot of work with upstream inclusion in mind, and then find out afterward
that it won't happen. (Though of course it might, if people are impressed

Just something to keep in mind, I don't know which course of action makes
sense in your particular case.


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