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Re: Packaging Survey - May 2009

On Wed, 27 May 2009, José Matos wrote:

On Wednesday 27 May 2009 12:31:56 Rahul Sundaram wrote:

I did a quick survey from Fedora on what software Fedora users are using
that is not available in the repo. Here are the results. If you find
anything interesting, feel free to pick it up.


root is being reviewed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=451744)

I have no problem with root being packaged, it used to be no small task to package root so if it is on its way I think that's great.

 I just want to relate my first exposure to 'root'. I was a sysadmin in the
physics dept at duke university. I was told one of the workstations in the
High Energy Physics dept was running slowly and asked if I could
check it out.

I login and discover a process running named 'rootd'. I suspend my desire to freak out a bit and eventually trace it back to a user's homedir where they've unzipped and built a local copy of cern's root. At this point I vow a silent oath to get even with whomever named the software 'root' and go about my day.

That's my story. :)


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