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Re: Re (2): lilo removal in squeeze / new lilo upstream


----- "Joachim Wiedorn" <ad_debian@joonet.de> wrote:

> Russell Coker <russell@coker.com.au> wrote on 2010-06-05 22:30:
> > On Wed, 26 May 2010, Stephen Powell <zlinuxman@wowway.com> wrote:
> > > You're missing the point.  The main selling point to management
> > > is that Linux is free.  If they have to buy new backup software
> > > in order to accommodate Linux' backup requirements, that will
> > > kill it on the spot.  Whatever boot loader I use must not
> > > require new backup software or impose special backup
> requirements.
> > 
> > One of the advantages of Linux is that you are not forced to do
> things the way 
> > that the distribution vendor packages it.
> > 
> > You can take the last lilo package that gets uploaded, build it and
> put it in 
> > your own apt repository, and then support it for your own users.
> I see that more people than thought still want to have or need LiLO.
> Now 
> I have decided to start and reanimate the upstream development.
> Everyone
> is invited to join in this development. I'm working on LiLO version
> 23.
> Shortly with more informations ...

Have fun.  When you have a release that actually has merit, it can be
reconsidered for inclusion in Debian.

In the meantime, the original plan continues.


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