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Re: [debian-devel] Re: Ancient architecture

On 31-Mar-04, 18:24 (CST), Tollef Fog Heen <tfheen@raw.no> wrote: 
> If you run unstable, well, then you run unstable.  If you run unstable
> and whine about bandwidth usage, then unstable isn't for you.  

Sure. You know, developers are pretty much expected to run unstable.
Some of them pay for bandwith. And of course, we *want* people to run
unstable, to find problems and help us fix them. The sheer pointlessness
of downloading a umpteen Kb package to get the vitally important
correction of "it's" to "its" or something equally compelling isn't very

All I'm saying is that for trivial minor bugfixes, it wouldn't kill you 
to wait a few weeks to see if can be batched up with something else. 

> Or you can check the changelogs on packages.debian.org, or something
> like that.

Did you even read the next paragraph of my reply? You know, the one you
deleted, where I talked about checking changelogs, and how doing it for
more than few packages (e.g. xfree, libc, tex, and other monsters) isn't
all that much fun.


Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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