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Re: where do NEW packages go?

On Sat, 18 May 2002, Glenn McGrath wrote:
> GNU/Hurd is already part of debian, it deserves as much consideration as
> any other part, no more, no less.

So far so good. However, it is THE part that wants to move stuff around, so
expect extra resistence against it.  

Maybe small parts of the FHS cause trouble for the Hurd; these could be
changed for Debian. HOWEVER, Debian GNU/Hurd is *not* to be GNU/Hurd with
Debian packages.  It is to be a _Debian_ system with the Hurd kernel.  So,
whatever isn't kernel-specific IS supposed to be the same.  If being
"Hurdish" is more important to you than being "Debianish", then as far as
*I* am concerned, you are welcome to fork the project, and go away.

If you cannot agree to that, and do notice I never said we shouldn't change
a few things on the way the filesystem is currently laid out in the Debian
GNU/Linux side of things (FHS or no FHS), then you will be in for a very
rough ride.

I will love the day I can simply switch kernels on a Debian GNU/* system and
not notice any changes in userlevel land, other than the tools that need to
interact directly to the kernel.  I acknowledge that some changes must be
made to Debian to do so, and that it must become less linux-specific. And I
am ready to take my share of pain and work for that to become reality.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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