Re: Need /etc/apt/sources.list
Dotan Cohen wrote:
On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 22:44, Heddle Weaver <email@example.com> wrote:
The tinyurl server is giving a 500 error. Why on earth would you add
an unreliable, third-party link to the already fragile chain of HTTP?
I've never had a problem with tinyurl, you can even customize the links
nicely and setup preview  by default.
And links can also have a "preview." prefix as well to help with
acceptance and trust.
Debian also has "it's own" URL shortener  ..... but as the linked
page states, it doesn't look like it is for general use as there are
hoops to go through; btw they also have a preview feature as per the
docs (different to tinyurl implementation).
I for one do not want tinyurl or any other company tracking what I do
online, injecting advertising, and breaking links that they don't
like. Please post a direct link.
That's a different matter.
Sometimes people have issues with wrapping URLs and long complicated
links can be hard to read as well, but a preview at least gives you the
option of not going somewhere completely blind.
One of the above links:
Equivalent customized link:
And it's preview alternative [doesn't require preview to be turned on at
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