djb utilities

Tony Sequeira tony at sequeira.com
Fri May 2 08:20:43 PDT 2003


On Fri, 02 May 2003 10:09:06 -0500, Tushar Teredesai wrote

> 
> Larry Lawrence wrote:
> 
> >I keep having thoughts about letting DJB utilities build "the way the
> author
> >intended".  Of course that means throw FHS to the wind, and send LBS
a
> >packing (sorry, this does not make me cry, adopting 'rpm' was a big
> >mistake).  BTW, some would say I already throw FHS to the wind, but
> that's a
> >different flame war.
> >
> >There are a few underlying themes that could be presented through the
> book.
> >First, standards are good, but someone will always challege the
> standard.
> >Second, sometimes the challenger is right.  Third, the user will
> ultimately
> >choose the best solution which then must be incorporated into the
> standard.
> >
> >So the question is this.  Are we doing DJB Utilities a disservice by
> >relocating all the files just like every other distrobution AND would
> >installing these utilities as the author intended harm any of our
> current
> >packages?
> >  
> >
> My thoughts: (Note: in the following you indicates the developer and 
> me/I indicates the user.)
> 
>     If you want to disregard the standard, don't force the new
>     non-standard on me (even if you think you are right). Give me an
>     option to install it the way I want to. Make your choice the
default
>     one, but provide me with the freedom to change it. If it does not
>     conform to my standard, I will either hack it to conform to my
>     standard or I won't use it.

Well said.

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Tony
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