Re: Cripple the Base Floppy ??? (was: New way to install.. was Re: another mod...)

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Tue Dec 19 2000 - 14:58:39 CET

On Tue, Dec 19, 2000 at 12:26:25PM +0100, Gerrit Lammert nicely wrote:

> IF Michele WOULD place the mentioned scripts to the add-ons, it would would
> not be at all less intelligent.

Eh? We are discussing about my intelligence? No, no: I used this term
thinking about its latin sense. Please change "transfere intelligence" in
"transfer code and scripts".

So, "to transfer intelligence from BASE to ADDON" should be read like:

        "to stop to consider an addon like a simple piece of
        filesystem and to move in it also the configuration scripts"

I, reading your apolog about leader etc, I suspected some misunderstanding
in the background, but now I'm sure of that. Please, if the meaning of
the apolog is that I'm a sort of autoritative and fascist owner of
muLinux, I'm very sorry if I created this impression with words or

The truth is that I'm too easily influenced by user's request and we
have to thank Karl-Heinz Zimmer if muLinux is still consistent with
the original design.

> After all its just the add-on-description, there will be more free space to
> add something new.

I, as previous stated, consider this argument insufficient, and also
vagely ridicoulus. The add-on-description descriptions are in a single
text of 12k. Compressed (as single file) with bzip2 it become 4k. If
you compress it together the entire filesystem, simply you will not
notice any difference in the resulting size. Please, try!


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you with, I don't. Would you take two negative messages? - Woody Allen
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