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Re: Intent To Split: netbase

On Thu, Aug 10, 2000 at 12:35:42AM -0700, Alex Romosan wrote:
> oh joy, even more packages. i guess we are trying to be the first
> distribution to have 10000 packages. as if dpkg doesn't already have
> enough problems with the number of packages we have now. what's the
> point of a split if not to give you more control what you install or
> not? adding more packages to the distribution, including an empty one
> which forces you to install a whole bunch of others seems like a
> really dumb way to go. sorry.

Actually, Anthony posted a very good explanation of his reasoning behind
splitting netbase when he announced his intent to split the package about a
month ago.  I suggest you go back and read it before calling him "dumb".


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