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Re: UHU linux and forking in general [was: Re: Bug#176267: ITP:mplayer -- Mplayer is a full-featuredaudioand video player for UN*X likesystems]

On Sun, 2 Feb 2003 00:45, Falk Hueffner wrote:
> Colin Walters <walters@debian.org> writes:
> > On Fri, 2003-01-31 at 13:36, Attila SZALAY wrote:
> > > - {post,pre}{inst,remove} scripst are removed.
> >
> > Yeah, we don't really need those.
> Well, it makes some things easier, like installing to a network
> filesystem, or installing at an alternate location. 90% of all scripts
> contain standard tasks only, and having them represented in another
> form can increase tunability.
> (Note I'm not saying we should drop them, too, only that the idea
> isn't totally bogus.)

If that's what you want then Slackware is probably a better option.  A Debian 
package without those scripts (and presumably without Debconf too) is just a 
.tar.gz file.

The idea is bogus, it makes almost everything more difficult.

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