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Re: equivalent of *BSD's 'make world' in debian?

I've found that there's something very traumatic about doing a wipe and
re-install of a Debian system.  Everything WORKS, and when things break, it's
generally easy to fix, either by re-installing the affected package, or through
tweaking config files.  And yes, it's nice that files are where they should be,
including /etc/init.d(I've spent a lot of time with IRIX and Solaris as well).
I also love that we don't have a weird, /etc/sysconfig directory for the

							Dave Bristel

On Fri, 5 Nov 1999, Chris wrote:

> Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1999 02:20:30 +1100
> From: Chris <chris@ormond.unimelb.edu.au>
> To: debian-devel@lists.debian.org
> Cc: debian-devel@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Re: equivalent of *BSD's 'make world' in debian?
> Resent-Date: 4 Nov 1999 15:20:39 -0000
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> On Thu, Nov 04, 1999 at 05:59:52PM +1000, Glenn McGrath wrote:
> <snip>
> > 
> > One thing ive noticed about debian, is that its like an aging wine, it
> > improves with time. With other distros i always tended to mess up my system
> > and end up re-installing... but maybe thats just me.
> <snip>
> I really like that analogy - and your exactly right.  Alot of os's (and some
> more than others) get to the point where you've been using them for a while,
> installing this and removing that, and your system (or registry :) is so full 
> of crud, that you just decide to clean it all up and reinstall.
> Debian, on the other hand, seems to avoid this crud build up - everything is
> where I expect, and I can upgrade/recompile/remove anything easily without
> making a mess.  Nowdays I am very carefull of my debian installation, theres
> no way I really want to do a reinstall :)
> Chris
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