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Re: less packages [was Re: From debianplanet]

On Mon, Jan 28, 2002 at 07:43:09PM -0600, Colin Watson wrote:
> > > If you mean "eliminate redundancy", I'd disagree -- I value the fact
> > > that Debian has 18 versions of /usr/bin/vi!
> > 
> > Yes, but having to handle each of these 18, fix bugs in them them, and
> > let the obsure, 3 user version of vi hold up/slow down the release of
> > Woody is retarded.
> Really, though, they don't slow things down all that much. If they have
> release-critical bugs when the time comes, they'll just be dropped.
> What's primarily holding things up at the moment is the few packages
> that we *need* to release with still being buggy.
> The hundreds of buggy non-essential packages don't particularly help
> matters, sure, but people always focus far more rant-energy on them than
> they deserve.


(I know people are allergic to oneliners, however, I think that sometimes it
helps when we show agreement, not just disagreement.)

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