Re: [Debian-uk] Sun have (probably) patented apt-get
Quoting Turbo Fredriksson <email@example.com>:
> Quoting Brian May <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>>>>>>> "Turbo" == Turbo Fredriksson <email@example.com> writes:
>> Turbo> YEARS (!) ago I wrote the script that did the pre-upgrades
>> Turbo> to 'bo' (I _think_ it was to 'bo' any way :). It basically
>> Turbo> only ftp'd (or was it wget?) required packages from the
>> Turbo> Debian GNU/Linux FTP site(s), installed them and then
>> Turbo> allowed the user/admin to continue with the upgrade...
>> Turbo> Now, that seems like 'prior art' to me (even to apt-get :).
>> Did you publish it?
> It was distributed as part of Debian GNU/Linux (it was the official script
> to do the initial upgrade).
I got curious about how it really was, so i did some searches in the
list archives. I figured it _should_ be in the debian-devel list...
It seems I only _modified_ (or rather contributed patches) to the script
made by Craig Sanders (autoup.sh). And the more I looked, the more I found
that all my patches was thrown out (using ncftp which wasn't free/open
enough etc). But to my 'defence', it WAS after all seven and a half years
ago... I've contributed a lot of patches to a lot of projects. Can't remember
them all :)
I withdraw my claims. :)