Re: how to make Debian less fragile (long and philosophical)
On Mon, Aug 16, 1999 at 06:51:37AM -0400, Dale Scheetz wrote:
> If what you say were true, you would be arguing that NO programs should be
> dynamicly linked. That would be stupid.
> Dynamic linking only breaks when there is something wrong. Building a
> distribution is a coordinated integration task, and when all of the
> pieces-parts aren't compatible for one reason or another problems like the
> recent bash failure show up...and then we fix it.
On the other hand, Debian's documentation on what to do when the
system goes south is rather limited.
[We do have a "boot with the rescue disk" comment somewhere, but
there's no signficant cookbook of advice for dealing with common
situations, and we have no useful recommendations for headless
Maybe in my fabulous free time...