On Thursday 08 February 2007 14:13, jm at jmason.org wrote:
> > I've thought about Knoppix, which seems to run KDE by default,
> > but I've never worked out how one gets it on the hard disk.
>> oh god no ;) Knoppix has some awful stuff, like this in /etc/profile :
>> [ "$PS1" -a -f /etc/bash_completion ] && . /etc/bash_completion
> PS1="\u@\h:\w\\$ "
> alias la="ls -la --color=auto"
>>> - 1. /etc/profile is run by shells other than bash.
>> - 2. the presence of a set $PS1 is used to indicate whether a shell is
> interactive or not. setting it means that all scripts using that test
> are broken.
>> - 3. bash_completion is similarly a horrible hack that shouldn't be part
> of the standard /bin/sh startup sequence.
>> One thing about distros is that you should at least be able to count
> on sane stuff in /etc/profile. ;)
Ok, I won't try putting it on the hard disk,
but you must admit this guy Knopper is a genius
at getting strange machines to boot.
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