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Re: redcarpet

After checking Planet GNOME, I noticed that someone is actually
packaging Red Carpet for FC2.


I really think we should consider Red Carpet, it gives us a much needed
GUI, and a system that's well tested as well as unification of package
management tools with another major distro, which is good for some
users. I don't think Red Carpet has the ability to use cd medias, nor
does it feature a notification of updates service like rhn-applet both
of which are needed.

But I agree that statically linking the thing is a bit... excessive, not
to mention pointless.

oh and Jef, I think you just broke your own personal record for longest
name ever.

- David *I'll just pretend to be smarter than the average monkey.. and
fail* Nielsen

On fre, 2004-07-16 at 10:29 -0400, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> On Fri, 16 Jul 2004 09:21:11 -0500, Rex Dieter <rdieter math unl edu> wrote:
> > Matthias Saou wrote:
> > 
> > I'm fairly certain the static linking is done on purpose: to be able to
> > still run redcarpet, in the aftermath of a biffed-up machine with
> > (possibly) missing shared libraries.
> He didn't say it was unintentional... he just said it was a nasty
> thing to do, from a 3rd party packager perspective. In fact I would
> argue that as a general rule for human behavior, the really nasty
> things tend to be intentional.
> -jef"questions the logic of staticly linking a high level management
> tool, against the chances of a doomsday scenario invovling lots of
> missing libraries. Makes you wonder, as to how a system gets in a
> position like that. Does the high level tool make a habit of
> inadvertantly removing libraries when it shouldnt? And if its not a
> package management problem caused by a tool or mixed tool usage and is
> something deeper, can it really do more than fix the symptoms?"spaleta

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