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Re: FreeBSD-like approach for Debian? [was: Re: Deficiencies in Debian]

Ah, so Linux is starting to grow up at last.  The base + packages
distinction is crucial to making the whole thing manageable.  I and one of
the glibc maintainers are working on a VERY small base system...  It is our
hope that Debian and other distributions will see fit to use it.  It can be
shoehorned in without much effort or disruption to every major distro I know
of.  Once it is self hosting, it will be donated to the LSB as an example
reference implementation.


I would argue that what FreeBSD offers is an extremely well thought out
system.  Linux is just now starting to learn those lessons.

On Tue, 14 Sep 1999, Sven LUTHER wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 14, 1999 at 02:32:56PM +0200, Paul Seelig wrote:
> > > Debian, on the other hand, ships a system, not just a base + a random
> > > collection of ports.
> > The more and more i think about it, i'm getting convinced that Debian
> > should follow a similar path like FreeBSD.  In order to get rid of the

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