debian-edu-client.Mdeb (WAS Re: debian-edu + edubuntu?)
Am Donnerstag 22 November 2007 schrieb nigel barker:
> It would be nice if multiple debian-based choices would interoperate.
> It seems edubuntu want to do their own thing, however.
On a mere technical base: What I understand here is:
- all debian based distros could be "saved" if there was a simple
debian package "debian-edu-client" that sets up everything needed
to authenticate against tjener and mount NFS shares
- this kind of package cannot exist according to debian policy
as it had to touch configuration matters that must not be
touched by packages.
This dialectic leads to the synthesis or sublation:
- either the debian policy needs to be adapted
- or it needs an extension: how about master packages (we have udeb - so
why not Mdeb) that have more power and freedom because they can touch
any file on your disk. Of course, to install them you must be Mroot
(or member of god/GID=-1).
Is my considerations total nonsense? Or has is its core the chance to be