yum horror [Sorry, guys]

Brian Fahrlander brian at fahrlander.net
Sat Jan 1 16:15:34 UTC 2005

On Sat, 2005-01-01 at 10:54 +0100, Axel Thimm wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 31, 2004 at 05:24:42PM -0600, Brian Fahrlander wrote:
> >     That last one was meant to quell this seemingly infinite argument-
> > not to inflame.
> That's a joke, right? Think before typing.

    Nope, no joke; I did a 'reply all' to get all the addresses, got
distracted by my daughter, my Mom, and a bunch of other things and
merely forgot to make a change to the address list before sending it.
Third shift makes you tired all day long...and usually, night, too.

    It wasn't my intention to cause this row publicly; while I apologize
profusely for the public posting, I stand by the content. 

> > I just want it over. For as long as I've known apt, this has been a
> > perennial issue that has been talked to death.
> Probably by yourself.

    Uh, no.  I've been through the use of your repo under apt three
times at last count, before giving up.  I was too stubborn to listen to
the legion of people telling me it was a priority/epoch kinda problem.

    I really like your packages, and other than these sticky deps,
you're good at it.  But I can't run this course every time I want
something a little ahead of the rest of'em.  Life's way too short.

> Sorry, take your apologies elsewhere. I'm glad you did this in public,
> I hate your FUD creeping along in private and making false facts
> hear-say and then rumors. If you have an opinion that you think is
> solid make it public or keep it for yourself. False accusations is
> something I really hate.

    Too bad; you're getting an apologu anyway because I didn't mean to
defame you.  This guy needed help, and I wanted to steer him from
something that had been trouble for me and others, before.

    But this is a proven, reproducible, fact. I've done it multiple
times.  I was using apt with RH9 the last time.  And so many times, I'm
far more happy to throw up my hands and give up on it, rather than
throwing more man-hours in the rathole.

    The original poster described the problem in the original post; are
you going to tell him, too, that the problem doesn't exist?

    I'm sorry man; I just don't have time for this like you do.  I love
your packages, I appreciate the work you've gone to, to bring them into
being (its a large and sweet list) but I don't want to get involved
with'em again.  Sorry.

> >     It's humbling to know one's foot never gets so big that it can't
> > still fit in one's mouth.
> It depends on your mouth's size.

    (Actually, it's a relative statement...so...it doesn't.)

Brian Fahrländer                 Christian, Conservative, and Technomad
Evansville, IN                                http://www.fahrlander.net 
ICQ: 5119262                                          AIM: WheelDweller
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