Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 29th Jan 2008 23:10 UTC, submitted by friendly.daemon@googlemail.com
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 ..."
BluenoseJake
Member since:
2005-08-11

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 ..."
mwndk Member since:
2005-07-27

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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BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

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.


I had some time to waste....

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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 ..."
Oliver Member since:
2006-07-15

Just for the record, the author of this script is a long time FreeBSD developer.

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BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

That doesn't mean that FreeBSD.org wants to be responsible for, and support such a hack, even if it is a very cool hack (and it is)

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