On Tue 09 Jul 2002 16:48, Brian O'Donoghue wrote:
> But if we use this as a premis... Debian is NOT a shining example of
> not editing configuration scripts by hand thus from Colm who proports
> to use Debian... this is much like the pot and the kettle... compare
> Debian 2.2_r2 and Slackware 7.1 for editing configuration scripts by
> hand... I think it may be quite inconvienent for people to find that
> for example running setup on S... at least not back in 2.2_r2 and I
> doubt things have changed 'that much' since.. and if they have then
> Debian sounds inconsistent.
What the hell are you talking about, Cartman?
Debian used debconf to manage almost all of its configuration files;
this maintains a database of configuration options and applies the
options systematically to the configuration files. It also allows you
to make changes manually, of course (it would be rather inflexible if
it didn't), but it has a very smart system of separating user-supplied
changes from system-maintained changes, and it can apply the changes
from both sources to future revisions of the application. Either
you're not actually as familiar with Debian as you claim to be, or
you're just plain ignorant.
This business of gloating that such-and-such a fact is "inconvenient"
is pure playground stuff; you'll be telling me that you know who I was
kissing behind the bike sheds next. You are *wrong* about Debian; I
know this for a fact. So stop trying to dodge the issue at hand by
attacking side arguments; my advocacy of Debian was by no means
central to the points I've made in previous articles, so concentrating
on attacking it is utterly pointless.
Just admit that you don't know what you're talking about.
And *LEARN TO WRITE ENGLISH*. The density of spelling errors and
non-sequiturs in your articles is maddening - and makes you look like
even more of an idiot than you doubtless are.
Why do you keep posting this image?
> I have no problem changing my quoting style, but people sometimes
> have a habit of 'asking' in a quite forceful way... though for a lady
> I'd do anything... consider the formatting changed.
Kathryn; if you need help disposing of the body, my phone number is
Colm Buckley | colm at tuatha.org | +353 87 2469146 | www.colm.buckley.name
Decaffeinated coffee is like faking an orgasm while masturbating.
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