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Re: Bug#20030401: general: Debian is April 1st unaware.



To: 20030401@bugs.debian.org, control@bugs.debian.org
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Subject: Re: Bug#20030401: general: Debian is April 1st unaware.
In-Reply-To: <838yuux9ev.wl@iluvatar.ath.cx>
X-Debbugs-Cc: algernon@debian.org

reassign 20030401 afool
tags 20030401 pending,patch
thanks

On Tue, Apr 01, 2003 at 10:14:16PM +0200, Gergely Nagy wrote:
> Package: general
> Severity: important
> 
> It is the 1st of April, also known as the fool's day. However, I have
> seen _no_ jokes appearing randomly on my system.

Well, you've just been fooled into thinking that. April Fool!!

> (Well, except phpsysinfo(), but that is irrelevant in this case). I
> would have expected that Debian, according to the Social Contract, gives
> priority to its users. And users need to be fooled on April 1st, they
> expect it. Therefore, to keep the spirit of of the Social Contract, I
> propose to implement april first hacks into such crucial tools as dpkg,
> apt-get, tama, and probably others. 

Uh... you could've just apt-get install afool ...

[snip]
> Of course, these are not all of the options, just a random set of
> ideas to deliver the joy of april first to our beloved users. But
> please note, that both the Social Contract, and our goodwill should
> bind us to fulfil this need - the need to be fooled on this day of the
> year -, and even if this years april first wasn't a memorable day,
> next years one, and the ones after that, will be.
[snip]

Fixed. Thanks for the patch. Will upload afool (4.0-1) as soon as this
thing's done building.


T

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