On Wed, May 05, 2010 at 02:52:15PM +0200, Lennart Poettering wrote:
On Wed, 05.05.10 10:22, Yaakov Nemoy (loupgaroublond(a)gmail.com)
> 2010/5/4 Lennart Poettering <mzerqung(a)0pointer.de>:
> > BTW: another reason to enable sudo by default is to unify things a
> > little across distributions: to my knowledge Ubuntu (and related
> > distros) set up sudo like that. It would be nice if folks coming from
> > their would have an easy path to administrating Fedora systems.
> I disagree with this logic. It's too much like the 'if your friends
> all jumped off the brooklyn bridge, would you do it too?' logic
> parents use to convince kids not to do drugs.
Well, it might come as a surprise to some, but actually Ubuntu is not
just a bunch of imbiciles, and it kinda annoys me that whenever
something comes from or is done in Ubuntu, people saya: "well, if Ubuntu
does it, then it is questionnable because they don't know what they do
and their distro is only used by noobs".
Well, that's simply bullshit.
I think Yaakov said in the paragraph right after the snip above that
he was simply not 100% convinced the implementation Ubuntu chose is
correct, not that they were imbeciles. Yes, analogies are generally
It is a good idea, and taking inspiration from their work and
towards minimizing the differences between the distros even if that
means we make a step in their direction, is nothing like jumping from a
bridge, taking drugs, or convincing your kids about that.
A lot of people want or expect some way to promote themselves easily,
whether that's sudo or something else. If we end up taking a cue from
another distro, there's no shame in that, nor in considering other
ways to do this elegantly.
Paul W. Frields http://paul.frields.org/
gpg fingerprint: 3DA6 A0AC 6D58 FEC4 0233 5906 ACDB C937 BD11 3717
- - - - http://pfrields.fedorapeople.org/
Where open source multiplies: http://opensource.com