[plug] apt-get segfaulting

Christian christian at global.net.au
Sun Apr 11 18:50:38 WST 1999

Peter Caffin wrote:

> Stuff that, I'll just ignore the engine and its natty frames and odd
> "features", and use Altavista which generally finds the page I'm after
> with a couple of standard search terms ;).

The Debian search engine page doesn't use frames...

> > I totally agree, Greg.  Once you get used to it the Debian package
> > management system is quite superb and the web pages very useful.
> And again, I would also agree that the package management system is
> great (which I've already mentioned).

I was sort of including the web page as part of the package management
system - it is, after all, one of the main ways you can access
information regarding the available packages.

> But their search page is not (for me) worth my time. Altavista is more
> efficient at finding me the pages I want at www.debian.org than
> www.debian.org's search script. I'm surprised it's a controversial
> viewpoint.

I would imagine that it can't possibly be more efficient - especially
since you're depending on AltaVista keeping up to date with the contents
of the Debian site.  But whatever makes you happy. :)



I'm not trying to give users what they want, I'm trying to give them
freedom, which they can then accept or reject. If people don't want
freedom, they may be out of luck with me, but I won't allow them to 
define for me what is right, what is worth spending my life for.
                                                    - Richard Stallman

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