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Re: system autodeath

On Thu, 2008-08-21 at 10:01 -0500, Jima wrote:
> 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.

Let's be very clear, In my original suggestion I said I would NOT
recommend installing this package by default.

that's not w/ a capital no. :)


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