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Re: What is going on with udev?

On 04-Aug-05, 05:09 (CDT), Thomas Hood <jdthood@aglu.demon.nl> wrote: 
> Steve Greenland wrote:
> > I know what the rationale is: to avoid offending the *BSD and Hurd
> > users, because, ya know, they have kernels too. And if we were starting
> > from scratch, I'd be all for it.  But at this point, it's just a stupid
> > annoying change that makes it hard for people to find updates.
> > To change it know is just silly political correctness.
                 ^^^^ "now", of course.
> I think that the kernel packaging team members should be able to do
> their work without being insulted.

I was criticizing the naming change, not the kernel developers. If
you read the thread, the original proposal about improving the kernel
packaging contained no such change.

What was the *technical* justification for renaming "kernel-image*" to
"linux-image*"? How does it make our users' experience better?

In fact, it's worse. Limiting a package search to names containing "kernel"
turns up pretty much only kernel related packages. Try the same thing
with 'image' or 'linux'. 

One can't even claim that using 'kernel-image*' will confuse the users
of the *BSD or Hurd ports, because those packages simply won't be in
their Package files, will they?


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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