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Re: Anybody know why aptitude is not installed by default in Sid?

On Mon 02 Nov 2015 at 15:01:16 +0000, Lisi Reisz wrote:

> On Monday 02 November 2015 12:15:51 Brian wrote:
> >  And not all of us are fully
> >
> > > able-bodied.  You would appear to be able to read well and fast.  Not all
> > > of us are that fortunate.
> >
> > I do not see the relevance of this to reading the Debian documentation
> > accompanying a release. Unless it is thought to be an optional extra. :)
> I can't, as in can't, read all the documentation.  So I try to pick out the 
> headings that obviously really matter, am never an early adopter, and try to 
> pay close attention to what other people say.  As I say, you are lucky.
> And before you say "Of course you could, if you wanted to", I can't climb 
> Mount Everest either.  Not even if I wanted to.
> Others are worse off than I am.  No it is not an optional extra.  But some of 
> us have to do without all the same.

What are you appealing to here? d-i no longer installs aptitude; reasons
have been given. This fact may or may not eventually appear in the
release notes; reading them is no more onerous than reading some random
web page.

Your argument appears to be based on the state of a person's eyesight.
It also makes assertions about the state of mine. This is out of line;
you have no knowledge about the state of my sight (and never will).

Please refrain from framing aruments in terms of preconceptions or

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