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Re: Considerations for 'xmms' removal from Debian

On 08-Jul-07, 07:07 (CDT), Andreas Tille <tillea@rki.de> wrote: 

> might have links form their desktops or other hooks that just call
> /usr/bin/xmms. So this might affect a lot of users and especially
> those users that have no idea how to cope with a missing xmms in their

Removing a package from the Debian distribution does not cause it to be
removed from user's systems.

So your hypothetical user:

* can create desktop links and scripts
* will notice the xmms has been removed
* will care
* will and can track down (e.g.) audacious as a replacement


* is incapable of fixing/replacing the desktop links and scripts.


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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