Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 29th Jan 2008 23:10 UTC, submitted by
FreeBSD "In December 2003, I wrote a script for remotely upgrading a linux system to FreeBSD. I gave it a catchy name ('Depenguinator', inspired by the 'Antichickenator' in Baldur's Gate), announced it on a FreeBSD mailing list and on Slashdot, and before long it was famous. Unfortunately, it didn't take long for changes in the layout of FreeBSD releases to make the Depenguination script stop working; so for the past three years I have been receiving emails asking me to update it to work with newer FreeBSD releases." And now it's back.
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RE: Broken for 3 years ...
by BluenoseJake on Wed 30th Jan 2008 14:38 UTC in reply to "Broken for 3 years ..."
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Why should the core developers maintain something they didn't write, and are not interested in. They are concerned with writing FreeBSD.

It's the same as Ubuntu not supporting Automatix, It's useful, but it's also dangerous. If I was the FreeBSd devs, I would not support a 3rd party installation script, they have their own installer to support.

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