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Re: Services I'd like from auric

On Mon, Dec 22, 2003 at 02:18:49PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 22, 2003 at 02:32:56PM +1100, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> > > Sorry, but that's how stuff works with security matters. Put yourselves
> > > in their shoes and you'll quickly see that responsible admins can't and
> > > shouldn't behave any other way.
> > "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
> > safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
> > -- Benjamin Franklin, 1759
> Was that an off hand joke, or a serious comment?
> Assuming the latter; most of the stuff you can do by accessing auric is
> a matter of convenience, rather than liberty. The easiest way to tell is
> whether you can do the same thing without logging into auric. "madison"
> can be done by poking through Packages files on gluck or other mirrors;

Comparing source and package versions, however, is a lot easier and
faster when done using madison.

> forking Debian can be done by getting code from CVS, 

Some CVS-code isn't up-to-date with the actual versions used on auric
(e.g., that for wanna-build)

> There's stuff that can't be done -- eg, checking .changes files in the NEW
> queue, editing hints files, and grokking through the projectb database --
> but those aren't terribly urgent, and are bugs, not features.

Maybe from your POV.

Wouter Verhelst
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