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[6]: Broken for 3 years ...
by Moulinneuf on Thu 31st Jan 2008 18:48 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Broken for 3 years ..."
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"I don't really see"

Can't make a blind men see ...

"they have the right to decide how they want things done."

No , or they need to stop complaining that GNU/Linux is more widely used , distributed , supported , etc ... Because the fault for it is themself.

"I don't really hear that from the BSD's"

your deaf too ?

"maybe Theo, but he doesn't speak for everyone."

Right , project leaders speak only for themself and everyone is jumping in to tell him he is wrong ...

"And it is irresponsible to officially support a script that can change a computers OS remotely."

BSD security is best handled by letting other's handle it , and that it stay broken ... People have trouble installing BSD but yet a tool that could help change that is best left hidden for **pseudo** security sake ?

BSD logic at work here. ( Meaning it's illogical )

"I think it's pretty dangerous, and there are better ways (not easier) to build a FreeBSD system."

Shock , horror , gasp !! Something that install a FreeBSD system remotely over GNU/Linux to help with replacing it that is easier !!!

All BSD must unite to stop such a thing ...

People don't believe me when I say the BSD are against having more people using BSD or make life easier for those who want to try it but don't know how.

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