Re: Bug#189370: acknowledged by developer (irrelevant)
On Mon, 21 Apr 2003 12:28:38 +0900 (JST), Atsuhito Kohda <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> From: Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> Subject: Re:
> Bug#189370: acknowledged by developer (irrelevant) Date: Sun, 20 Apr
> 2003 20:52:43 -0500
>> > Sorry to say but I should say that you don't have enough
>> > knowledge about TeX system.
>> Ah, pissing contest. OK, I have been building TeX since 1989, when
>> we used to buy tapes and compile TeX on a dozen Unix systems at the
>> university. This was before TeTeX, before Debian, and even Before
>> Linux. So, I have 14 years of experience with TeX -- how much more
>> do I need to have to reach the exalted levels of experience you
>> have with the system?
> Perhaps you are happy because you would live happily with only
> original TeX. Did you ever try to install jadetex, xmltex,
> alml,jtex, ptex, dvipsk-ja etc. and make them work fine?
You, sir, are a moron. Yes, I do use jade and tools. You are
not the only one who actually know TeX. Descending to trying to prove
you know more TeX than anyone else in the world shows the paucity of
> Only the genuine TeX experience is NOT sufficient at all for tetex
So far, you have deomstrated little that shows your competence
in packaging Debian software; you seem to be unable to understand
> For example, jadetex had an installation failure bug for a long time
> and it was fixed very recently with some way, I didn't want to
> mention how.
I am sure it was fixed in the same horribly gross way that
texmf.cnf was; by blowing away user changes.
>> So, how long have you been using TeX? My first TeX document is time
>> stamped Jun 13th, 1988.
> Fine, then it is easy to discuss. Did you use kpathsea mechanism
> which was fairy recent feature? Did you use "//" in TEXINPUTS
> etc. which was also fairy recent feature?
Of course. The fact that you think these old texpathsea
mechanims are esoteric implies that your TeX usage is rusty.
Boys are beyond the range of anybody's sure understanding, at least
when they are between the ages of 18 months and 90 years. James
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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