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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Broken for 3 years ...
by Moulinneuf on Wed 30th Jan 2008 05:30 UTC
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Broken for 3 years , no one to pay for it to be fixed or fix it , wil be broken at next update.

I say usual BSD ...

It seem to me , that anything that allow for easy instalation of my OS should be maintained and kept up to date by the core developers and offered on the default website and offered with the default distribution. But then I remember we are talking about BSD here.

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RE: Broken for 3 years ...
by BluenoseJake on Wed 30th Jan 2008 14:38 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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RE[2]: Broken for 3 years ...
by mwndk on Wed 30th Jan 2008 17:03 in reply to "RE: Broken for 3 years ..."
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You should not waste your time in commenting comments where the commenter obviously does not get the point.

But this news is more or less a flamebait by it self, but it is one damn cool flamebait.

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RE[2]: Broken for 3 years ...
by Oliver on Wed 30th Jan 2008 18:11 in reply to "RE: Broken for 3 years ..."
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Just for the record, the author of this script is a long time FreeBSD developer.

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