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Re: where can I find the sarge repository of debian-multimedia?

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steef wrote:
> Florian Kulzer wrote:
>> On Tue, Apr 17, 2007 at 23:41:34 +0200, steef wrote:
>>> Greg Folkert wrote:
>>>> On Tue, 2007-04-17 at 23:13 +0200, Nigel Henry wrote:
>> [...]
>>>>> What I don't quite understand is that Christian didn't give us any
>>>>> warning that the Sarge packages from his repo were about to be
>>>>> trashed when Etch went stable.
>>>> Well, you know the how the French are... sometimes full of _ _ _ _ and
>>>> sometimes very arrogant and full on sure of themselves.
>>> I consider this behaviour of marillat way out of anything i can
>>> understand quite impolite. christian behaves himself, for reasons
>>> only he knows, as a perfect 'non-valeur'
>> I don't speak French. Does this expression mean "someone who spends a
>> lot of time to provide an excellent service for free to a bunch of
>> ungrateful whiners who never contributed anything to his hosting costs"?
>> (Greg was joking, I assume, but now it is maybe time for a reality
>>  check.)
> yes, precisely.......
> and now seriously: i think marillat, of course, did not realize the
> impact of his fast act.

OK, I'll jump in here.

Why is removing the Sarge repo a big deal in the first place?  I mean
the only people that still should be using Sarge are people with old
machines that can't handle Etch, or perhaps servers.

Now anyone with an old machine should already have the files that said
repo provides, and a server doesn't need them.  Therefore, I see no problem.

Then there's also the issue of it's his server, he can do what he wants.

It's my ball and I'm going home syndrome.  Bitching about not being able
to play without a ball will not usually result in getting that same ball
back, but perhaps another kid has a ball you can play with.

IMO, people should just upgrade Sarge to Etch, or forget about
multimedia in a machine that shouldn't have it in the first place, and
march happily along in yesteryear.


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