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Re: bind9-chroot (was: questions on ITP)

On 27-Sep-01, 12:39 (CDT), Christian Kurz <shorty@debian.org> wrote: 
> On 01-09-26 Steve Greenland wrote:
> > The standard Debian distribution kernel is 2.2.
> And in which way does this force an administrator to use that kernel? He
> can safely downgrade to a 2.0.x kernel, if he ensured to use mount -O
> none.

Sigh. Of course it doesn't force an admin to use 2.2. Just like we're
not going to force them to use 2.4 to run a chroot bind. But we might
make it easier if they do. You were misusing the word "force", and I
misused it the same way to try to make a point. Apparently I missed.

> > Why? Because we don't change every aspect of our default system to cater
> > to their individual preferences? One of the reasons that there are so
> No, because we depend to much on new features instead of staying with
> the current feature set and building our solution around it.

2.4 == current release of the Linux kernel. We use new features all the

> That's another problem, but do you really want to get people to move to
> other distributions, just because we are not able to use cp,rscync or
> any other tool instead of mount --bind?

There are typically many ways to accomplish a task in Unix. We, Debian,
cannot provide options to do it every available way. Someone gets
to make a choice. Our Constitution says that person is the package
maintainer. If you don't like that, *you* put together an alternative
chroot-bind package that does it your way.


Steve Greenland <steveg@moregruel.net>

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