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SubjectRe: Aunt Tillie builds a kernel (was Re: ISA hardware discovery --the elegant solution)
On 15 Jan 2002, Reid Hekman wrote:

> On Tue, 2002-01-15 at 04:40, Zwane Mwaikambo wrote:
> > Normal users should _never_ have to use
> > kernel.org trees.
>
> Yikes! Sayings about never saying "never" aside... I should think the
> goal is for everyone to be able to use kernel.org trees with reasonable
> expectations.

Yikes indeed. What's a distribution? Oh, wait, I recall sometime back in
the last century I downloaded some diskette images called "Slackware 1.2".
I guess that's my distribution. Since then I've replaced every single bit
outside of a few /etc/rc.d scripts, installed a dozen locally-built kernel
upgrades, etc.

Now that I think of it, what's a normal user?

--
Mark H. Wood, Lead System Programmer mwood@IUPUI.Edu
Our lives are forever changed. But *that* is exactly as it always was.

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