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Re: emacs too big for knoppix?

From: jidanni
Subject: Re: emacs too big for knoppix?
Date: Mon, 05 May 2003 07:04:50 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.090008 (Oort Gnus v0.08) Emacs/21.2 (i386-pc-linux-gnu)

I see, I was given an adulterated knoppix.  It turns out that Mr. BV1AL
had removed our blessed [ http://www.stallman.org/saint.html ]  emacs
from his home brew knoppix.

>>>>> "B" == bv1al  <address@hidden> writes:

B> On Sun, 4 May 2003, Dan Jacobson wrote:
>> The following message is a courtesy copy of an article
>> that has been posted to gmane.emacs.bugs as well.
>> Sorry we're only supposed to post bugs here... ok, then "what is
>> wrong" with emacs that makes it not a priority item to be fit into the
>> famous knoppix CD last time I checked?

B> Sorry, it's me, I removed "emacs21" from KNOPPIX.

Thou shall pay for this sin.  Thou shall be sent to emacs bootcamp.

>> I was thinking if I had a hard disk failure, I would just 'pop in the
>> knoppix', but without emacs?!  Perhaps his disk is filled with fun and
>> games as first priority?  Perhaps he is a "vi guy"?
B> The original KNOPPIX from German do contained "emacs21"
B> as you know, the "emacs21" eats about 40MB while not
B> compressed, a monster eats many but less people use it
B> (or depend on it), so I removed it from my KNOPPIX.

Out goes the emacs and in goes the dance lessons, I'm sure.

B> My KNOPPIX "home edition" is 698MB, including RealPlayer8,
B> 3D designer, and virus scanner--- these are all commercial
B> but free download software, not included on the "public
B> edition" CD ISO.

Obviously the young man has his priorities in the wrong place.

B> However, you may run vi, joe, qe on my KNOPPIX
[ ftp://cle.linux.org.tw/pub/iso/KNOPPIX/bv1al/ ]

I don't even which one of those is at least like the 60kb mg
[micrognuemacs] binary.

B> --- BV1AL

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