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Re: stop the "manage with debconf" madness

>> On Sat, 19 Apr 2003 20:21:14 +0100,
>> Matt Ryan <mryan@debian.org> said: 

 >> Secondly, this isnot a witch hunt. What is being done is that a
 >> policy violation in older practice is being pointed
 >> out. Alternatives are being discussed; a witch hunt would have
 >> involved mass RC bug filings.

 > The TEX discussion is definitely in witchunt territory. Maintainers

	Really? We are discussion a policy violation that causes loss
 of user changes, and you think this is a witch hunt? And You happen
 to be a developer. Seems like a flaw in the NM process

 > (on the whole) try to make the best job they can of the packaging
 > of their programs.

	Anyone can make mistakes.

 > What is not helpful is when a developer gets a bad case of NOMUS
 > (Not On My UNIX System) and goes off on one about how perfectly the
 > world would be if everyone agreed with their narrow definition of
 > the 'correct' way to do things. The recent /run debate was another
 > example of this virulent disease taking hold amongst the vocal
 > developer cabal.

	Really a flaw in the NM process. Don't we require peopel to
acknowledge the importance of policy nowadays? 

 > Diversity is what keeps the human race going...

	Right. The hell with policy, since following policy is mind
 less conformance.


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