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Re: system autodeath

Horst H. von Brand wrote:
Also, some people I know stick to old versions for (closed source or
inhouse developed) software that is hard/impossible to port forward, or
just random inconsistencies between versions (automount troubles between
CentOS 5, CentOS 4, Fedora 8 and 9 here were a recent example; we are
working on open source related to the ALMA radioastronomy observatory,
there they are still running ancient Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions due
to software written in "C++" as understood by old GCC, newer GCCs just barf
at the code and rewriting/retesting that huge mess is a titanic job just
now really underway).

On philosophical grounds, I'm against forcing people forward, even for
their own good...  /encouraging/ them forward is a much better idea.

Well, forcing people forward would be making the autodeath package (or whatnot) not removable. Even if it were installed by default (which would surprise me, admittedly), one could always remove or disable it.


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