General linux_base issue

Thomas E. Zander riggs at
Fri Oct 10 14:47:00 PDT 2003

Hello folks,

I don't know if this topic has already been discussed. If so, I apology
for this mail (which is kind of irrelevant in this case).

I'd suggest that we should try to make linux_base-debian the default
I have two main reasons for this suggestion:
- RedHat has developed some kind of strange product development
  philosophy in the last years. I've been using RedHat since 5.2 and
  actually I don't see that this distribution has ever evolved to a
  state which could be described as "technically clean".
  But the point is: The actual "Red Hat Linux" distribution is no
  longer free. So sooner or later the port must me changed into
  "linux_base-fedora" if we want to have a recent linux base system.
  I think debian is the technically cleaner version, there is a huge
  package repository, so why not?!
- Debian has longer lifetime cycles. Seriously, RedHat, SuSE and some
  others throw 3 revisions of their os versions in the world in only
  one year. The debian guys takes some time until a new version is
  released, so the effort to keep the linux_base up to date to existing
  linux distributions is significantly lower.

So, isn't this an idea worth a try for 5.2-R?
WHat do you think?


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