[linux-elitists] Are we Dead Yet? (or "For every sprinkle I find, I shall kill you!)

Don Marti dmarti@zgp.org
Tue Jan 25 16:37:08 PST 2005

begin Martin Pool quotation of Wed, Jan 26, 2005 at 11:22:32AM +1100:

> A troll with a press release is still a troll...

The Mainstream Media are easier to troll than online
fora in some ways, harder in others.

> What we need, and are gradually getting to, is that machines will just
> look after themselves: download and install patches automatically and
> with minimal interruption to service.  Getting this perfectly right is
> not easy (consider kernel patches, signing, user policy) and as I
> remember it was not really handled at all in the RH7 days.

  To: Joe Example <joe@example.com>
  From: Package Maintenance Service <package-daemon@xenu.example.com>
  Subject: Out-of-date software on xenu.example.com

  The file /etc/package-manager/available-warez is
  more than 3 weeks old.  The system xenu.example.com
  will shut down in 1 week.  Thank you and have a
  nice day.

Don Marti

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