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Re: but I want the GNU versions of packages

On Mon, Jun 30, 2003 at 09:31:39AM +0200, Roland Mas wrote:
> Dan Jacobson (2003-06-28 07:57:55 +0800) :
> > Gentlemen, after I installed "Debian GNU/Linux", I found I had to
> > take extra steps to get the GNU version of a program installed, as
> > some other leading brand alternative was in its stead.
> >
> > So what is the single command to apt-get install all the GNU
> > versions of everything?
> I humbly suggest "apt-get install task-gnu-only".  Of course, someone
> will have to make and maintain that task package, but once done, there
> you are.  Or you could start a Debian-GNU-Only subproject.

One question: what's the point? Surely you want the best, not
necessarily the GNU version (which might be an incredibly bleeding-edge
pre-alpha thing, like for example mailutils was not so long ago)?

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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