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Re: Caldera installation - something Debian should learn

On Sat, Apr 24, 1999 at 03:24:19PM -0700, R Garth Wood wrote:
> I think the problem of corruption will be great;y helped by the
> open source model:
> 	* If it does corrupt you have the source and can probably fix it.

How will the source code help you fixing a corrupted database? What if the
problem is not in the source of the database, but in the kernel, the
filesystem, the cosmic rays or user error?

> 	* will prob won't become corrupt for the same reason linux
> 	  doesn't crash that often

Security by hoping. "Oh, it doesn't burn too often, because nobody carries
open lights here too often".

This is getting absurd.
> > I use Debian and NT (not by choice). Text-based configuration and
> > administration is the primary reason why I do as much as possible in Debian.
> Well promise me you'll try it with an open mind and not one
> poisoned by registry troubles.

You say it can be done better. You have to show us the code.

We say we don't believe you. We show you existing examples (working Unix way
and not working registry way).

Nobody is right, because nobody is wrong. You did not show that it is
possible, we did not show that it is impossible. This is NOT an exercise, so
the reader has nothing to proof. Put up or shut up. There is reason to be
suspicious. Sometimes there are positive surprises. We all would be happy if
you were right.

'nuff said.


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