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Re: Familiar packages

On Sun, 6 Apr 2003 16:57, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > > I don't think this makes much sense in Debian, since it makes no sense
> > > installed on a Debian system.
> >
> > It does make sense for a Debian user who wants to get their iPaQ running
> > Familiar!
> Debian users might want to perform network installations of Red Hat Linux,
> as well, but this does not mean that we should package their kernel,
> installer, etc.

No because they are packaged adequately already.  Familiar binaries are not 
packaged conveniantly by anyone.

> Does this package provide any value other than simply providing some files
> which need to be transferred to another system in order to be useful?

IMHO providing the right files in the right places with matching documentation 
and having them be tested versions of those files which are known to work for 
at least one person is a significant advantage.

If the general feeling of other developers is that this is not enough 
advantage then I'll just put them on my site (if I bother doing it - if it's 
not going to get into Debian then there's less inventive to do it).

http://www.coker.com.au/selinux/   My NSA Security Enhanced Linux packages
http://www.coker.com.au/bonnie++/  Bonnie++ hard drive benchmark
http://www.coker.com.au/postal/    Postal SMTP/POP benchmark
http://www.coker.com.au/~russell/  My home page

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