Re: Open letter to Debian community
>>>>> "Victor" == Victor Vislobokov <email@example.com> writes:
(please don't take this as a flame, but I simply fail to see some of
these issues as real problems. Convince me otherwise...)
Victor> possible. Distribution needs IRC client. Ok, it will be
Victor> THE BEST irc client. Distribution needs games, ok! Let it
How do you decide which is the best IRC client?
What about people with different needs? Some want a text mode version,
some want a basic X-Windows version, while others expect to have a
fully GNOME or KDE compliant program.
Victor> contain games that are interesting not only for children
Victor> from 6-10 years. I don't like the mess that happens with
Victor> Potato's package's suffixes "-dev" and "-doc". It is
Victor> thought that -dev should be in dev section and doc should
Victor> be doc. But in fact they can be everywhere! Another
Sounds a valid argument to me: -dev packages should go in devel,
and -doc packages should go in doc.
However, some people interpret this differently, so I will leave it at
Victor> this option was been removed. But, sir, if I installed
Victor> xdm, it doesn't mean that I want to run it. xdm is only an
Why would you install xdm, but not want to use it?
Victor> stagnation? Some "features" of dpkg make me cry. Don't
Victor> you think, that names libxxx0-1.deb, libxxx1g-1.deb,
Victor> libxxx1-1.deb are very strange? What is it? It is one
Victor> library, but of various versions. And this happens
Victor> because dpkg cannot process existance of two various
Victor> versions of came package. As a result, we need this names
I consider this a feature, not a bug. It means, for instance, that the
package maintainer has explicit control over what two packages can be
installed at the same time.
libraries get installed automatically by apt-get, there is no reason
why users need to know why the maintainer choose a particular name.
Brian May <firstname.lastname@example.org>