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Re: portability as a goal for debian?

On Wed, Mar 07, 2001 at 01:49:55AM +0100, Richard Atterer wrote:
> I consider GNU extensions just another form of "embrace & extend". If
> a Solaris user is happy with the Solaris tools, then they shouldn't
> have to switch to the GNU tools to compile/use my software.

That's a strawman, though. No one is discussing whether upstream 
software should be portable or not; the question is whether Debian
parts (esp. (pre|post)(install|remove) scripts) should be portable
to non-GNU systems.

David Starner - dstarner98@aasaa.ofe.org
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