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Re: where do NEW packages go?

On Sun, 19 May 2002, Michael Stone wrote:

> On Mon, May 20, 2002 at 12:24:02AM +1200, Philip Charles wrote:
> > A couple of random thoughts that might be work considering.
> > 1.  GNU/Hurd _may_ be the GNU os of choice in five years time.
> > 2.  How are/would other GNU/Linux distributions handle the Hurd, e.g. Red
> > Hat and Slackware?
> If the hurd fanatics insist that everything that people are now using
> must be thrown out so it can be molded to fit hurd dogma I can pretty
> much guarantee that you'll never see "1.", so "2." is fairly irrelevant.

If not the Hurd, what if another yet to be developed free os came along?
This will happen sometime.

> But, the answer to "2." is that requiring massive changes to "handle the
> hurd" would mean that Red Hat is no longer Red Hat and Slackware is not
> longer Slackware.

So if another superior free os came on the scene then these would become
extinct like the dinosaur and be replaced by other distributions of os

While I am involved with the Hurd, I do have a great respect for Debian.
My concern is that Debian be adaptable enough to accomodate radical
changes and not become extinct.  The Hurd and the BSDs are doing Debian a
service by inviting | challenging | demanding that Debian develop this


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