[aur-general] TU appliance Jens Maucher (defcon)

Stefan Husmann stefan-husmann at t-online.de
Sun Apr 5 12:19:51 EDT 2009


I think Jens and me got some thoughts about the reasons now, why the 
appliance failed. I would have expected this discussion in the 
discussion period, which was quite calm 8I now see that you guys 
expected some answers from Jens and me).

But now I think it is time to calm down a bit and to answer some questions.

Yes, the zattoo-software is bad, and the symlinking is dangerous. But on 
the on hand discussion was about TU appliance, not about moving zattoo 
to community.  The latter will never happen, I think also the license 
forbids this. On the other hand, if we follow the arch way, we do what 
upstreamers want us to do, without much patching. And I really do not 
see a way to get zattoo working without much googling and searching 
libraries from third sources. And on i686 zattoo works surprisingly well 
with that bad symlinks (no known way for x86_64).

install -d is preferable over mkdir -p, but also in extra are packages, 
that do not fullfil this point. As Angel said, I think this was a minor 
issue inthe rejection.

So let us now stick moree to the other Appliance we have these days. 
again thank you for th discussion.

Regards Stefan

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