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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] the state of the union

From: Daniel Stone
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] the state of the union
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2004 14:42:24 -0700
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On Wed, Aug 25, 2004 at 05:37:59PM -0400, Miles Bader wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 25, 2004 at 02:21:08PM -0700, Daniel Stone wrote:
> > Quite possibly exemplified by arch's (tla's?) New World Order-ism; I
> > appreciate all the benefits that arch/tla bring me, but occasionally, I
> > want to be able to commit from within my build tree. Not being able to
> > do this really, really bites.
> Why can't you do this?

Because of the fact that I can't do so without either distcleaning or
changing the tagging-method? Changing the default tagging-method is,
BTW, hardly trivial.

> > Some bits of arch/tla smack of djbism (no comment on Tom personally,
> > just the software)
> You can't really comment on djb's software without `getting personal' though,
> because djb's personality is the main problem with djb's software.  Tom is a
> very different person -- he appears to actually sort of care whether people
> use his software, and seems far more willing to compromise in order to
> achieve that goal.

Note the 'no comment on Tom personally'; I don't know Tom personally,
and don't claim to. I was merely drawing a parallel between the
similarities in mentality that seem to appear between arch (esp wrt
furth), and qmail.

So, er, yeah. Never met the dude. Hence, no comment on him personally,
only the software.

Daniel Stone                                              <address@hidden>
"The programs are documented fully by _The Rise and Fall of a Fooish Bar_,
available by the Info system." -- debian/manpage.sgml.ex, dh_make template

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