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Re: hurd does NOT need /hurd



On Wed, 22 May 2002, Anthony Towns wrote:

> On Tue, May 21, 2002 at 07:09:00AM -0400, Michael Stone wrote:
> > On Tue, May 21, 2002 at 05:16:23PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > > Firewalling tools are not available for Debian GNU/Hurd.
> > > Debian GNU/Hurd will not be released until they are available.
> > Then you should get consensus to have that in policy or step down as
> > release manager. It is entirely unreasonable for you to make a decision
> > of that magnitude in a such a unilateral and arbitrary fashion.
>
> Once again proving that "Debian" is short for "Ian's Debating Society".
>
> [snip]

I agree with Anthony here(shock, that).  The very idea that hurd developers
think that any software written on or for(or running on thru emulation) hurd
is perfect, is completely asinine.

When hurd is released, software will be run on it.  Software that was released
with Debian, *AND* software from other sources.  You may think software
released with hurd will be secure, but what about after the fact?  How often
have you installed a testing or unstable package on a stable box?  Either thru
a recompile, or by upgrading certain packages?


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