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[2]: Broken for 3 years ...
by Oliver on Wed 30th Jan 2008 18:11 UTC 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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RE[4]: Broken for 3 years ...
by Oliver on Thu 31st Jan 2008 16:34 in reply to "RE[3]: Broken for 3 years ..."
Oliver Member since:
2006-07-15

Of course not, but that isn't the topic. But apart from that, most of his "hacks" are in FreeBSD now ;-)

Edited 2008-01-31 16:35 UTC

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