On Sat, Jan 15, 2011 at 10:48:54AM +0000, Neil Williams wrote: > On Sat, 15 Jan 2011 01:09:58 -0800 > Mike Bird <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > > On Sat January 15 2011 00:51:42 Neil Williams wrote: > > > Mike, you missed the sarcasm completely and just went on another > > > rant about two (unrelated) bugs which affect you directly. Guess > > > what > > > - I don't give two flying figs about those two specific issues > > > because they don't affect me. I care about the underlying problem. > > > > We ran into those bugs while testing Squeeze and have for the most > > part worked around them. We now know never to enable insserv. We > > may even add some hacks to our systems to prevent sysv-rc from nagging > > us. And we know to remove KDE 4 and install Trinity. > > It's not about specifics, I'm trying to work on the underlying problem. > > > They are not so much programming > > bugs as process bugs - abuses of the packaging system to force or > > trick people into switching to unwanted and undesirable software. > > If the alternative software was maintained within Debian by an active > team then maybe the switch could be a choice. If nobody steps up to do > it, that choice is not available. > > Lacking endless resources, Debian has to go with what people actually > doing the work want to work on. > > If you want something different, work with people in Debian to provide > it but you do have to work with people with differing expertise. > > Every great idea is worthless without someone to do the work. Dear Neil, I just wanted to say thanks for your considered and thoughtful reply. I agreed with everything you said, and really appreciated you taking the time to write it. Regards, Roger -- .''`. Roger Leigh : :' : Debian GNU/Linux http://people.debian.org/~rleigh/ `. `' Printing on GNU/Linux? http://gutenprint.sourceforge.net/ `- GPG Public Key: 0x25BFB848 Please GPG sign your mail.
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