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Re: Kind request: fix your packages

On Sun, 2003-10-05 at 14:06, Michael Schwendt wrote:
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> On Sun, 05 Oct 2003 11:44:06 -0400, Sean Middleditch wrote:
> > I'm
> > talking uers who want to install some piece of software right now, and
> > don't want to be told they have to wait 2 months for a new version of
> > their OS to come out; not when "other" OSs can run apps from 10 years
> > ago, and even the newest apps coming out still run on at least several
> > releases back, which covers a decent number of years (so far as
> > computers go).

[long story about one package for "some OS"]

Yes, that's what we'd also call Bad Packaging(tm). ;-)  That is the
*exception*, not the *rule*, on that OS.  There are always exceptions,
just like I expect there to be in Linux packaging for the rest of its

The common case doesn't have to suffer (and actually doesn't, depending
on OS) because of those rarities, however.  ^,^

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