Re: Wake Up and Smell the Coffee It's Not 1970!
> > > Then when a software developer can look too the specs and decide wich
> > > level his application reuires. The linux distributors can have options
> > > their installation to install up to a certain level.
> > This is probably the best reason for specing levels that I've
> > heard so far. It would be great that if a distribution is LSB
> > complient it ensures there is an option to install to particular
> > level.
> > However it should be remembered that graphical application
> > developers are probably the main target of the LSB.
> How about dedicated servers? It would be nice if I could select "LSB Core"
> and "Bind" for a dedicated DNS server. I wouldn't need X or any other GUI
> for that, do I? And because I installed a LSB compliant system, I should be
> able to add another package to add functionality (a FTP server to load my
> zone files for example).
Yes, it would be nice... but actually, I think that requiring the X
libraries on a server is entirely reasonable... X is a
network-transparent graphics environment after all!!
Anyhow, this is what profiles are for... let's worry about it later.
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