Re: Help! apt /dpkg very, very confused
Karsten M. Self wrote:
Note this is sent to list and David Greene.
What was all that about CC'ing mailing list posts? :)
I'd sent an off-list mail, with a suggestion, not a directive. I'd
checked briefly on your userid and didn't find other messages, thought
you might have been a newbie confused over appropriate list for topic.
Oh I've been here a while, trust me. Strange that you couldn't find
Please do not reply to private, off-list, mail on list.
IMHO, it's completely appropriate to reply to such mail on the list if
there is a question of procedure or there is a clarification the
poster feels is important to the thread. Nothing you said could be
considered private information and certainly there was no question
of flamage, insult or other such silliness. I simply felt that
the question could elicit the thoughts of a larger group.
It was a judgement call on my part. No disrespect was intended.
As for this issue, I've seen it told many times that anyone running
testing/unstable should subscribe to debian-devel. Implicit in that
statement is that unusual problems should be discussed on this
list. Perhaps I have misunderstood, but I've followed that policy
in the past and no one has said a word about it.
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