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Re: AM Summary for Miah Gregory <miah@darksilence.net>

On Sat, 8 Mar 2003 22:43:51 +0100,
"Marcelo E. Magallon" <mmagallo@debian.org> wrote:
>  I guess it's the same reasoning behind having a student solve an ODE
>  "by hand" instead of using a Laplace transform (where applicable).  The
>  later will be probably easier, but the former will let the teacher see
>  that the stundent "understands" what's going on (not really).  By this
>  kind of reasoning, asking the NM to create a package using nothing but
>  tar, ar and other common Unix utilities would be a fair question (I'd
>  be surprised if more than 1% of the developers could do it).
Asking the NM to _unpack_ a .deb without dpkg may be better.
* you have to know the format to find what command to use
* it is a real-life skill (not just for the T&S check)
* a good example of ".deb is not Debian specific"

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