Re: proposal - Debian laptop package/distribution
On 02-Sep-99 Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> On Wednesday 1 September 1999, at 10 h 56, the keyboard of "Sean 'Shaleh'
> Perry" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> > No, with Debian's diversions, it is very easy.
>> Diversions are pure evil.
> Could you elaborate? I find them very useful and well-done, and I will
> certainly not be convinced by name-calling like that.
My problem is the diversion mechanism and the fact that few people understand
it. Add to that the fact of update being the app diverted and I become a tad
concerned. Also, diversions only work on single files. Not symlinks, not
directories. So they are not a solution for everything.