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Re: Make Debian better (Re: Two Debian 3.0 reviews at Slashdot)

On Mon, Oct 21, 2002 at 12:49:34PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> [I am not subscribed to -user.]
> On Mon, Oct 21, 2002 at 09:07:48AM +0200, Eduard Bloch wrote:
> >  - broken home/end keys in bash in xterm (even in Woody)
> You'll have to persuade the upstream bash/libreadline cabal that
> actually supporting DEC VT100 and later terminal emulation is a
> worthwhile thing to do, instead of half-assing their way through it.

Isn't it the downstream packager's job to take upstream and configure
it in a usable way for most users? It seems that if the patches
discussed earlier in this thread work, then whining about upstream
attitudes is just an excuse for not applying them. 


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