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Re: Fedora 10 - Boot Analysis

Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
Les Mikesell wrote:
Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
package * is not installed
Where do you receive your notifications that your disk space is nearly
full, or that smartctl thinks a drive is dangerously near death?
Guess where those notifications go?  In /var/spool/mail/root.  Guess
who pops
up a notification on my non-root desktop to notify me that my harddisk is
dying?  Nobody.
Ahh, so you've finally identified a problem that needs to be solved.
Unless you think the distribution should cater only to people who don't
care if their computers work or not?

A problem needing fix was identified at the beginning of the thread.  Except
that you insist on keeping the broken status quo.

Things like hardware notifications can much easier be done using HAL and D-BUS
than using local mail.

...and cron still needs to be patched.

How's this, when I get a popup notification that the output from my cron jobs is going to /dev/null and would I like to install an MTA please and thank you, *then* I am okay making sendmail not a hard dependency :-).

...and these sorts of notifications ought to be provided by something that is very hard to remove. As in, --nodeps, or at least taking out something whose name makes it blindingly obvious that you're removing something important.

Please do not quote my e-mail address unobfuscated in message bodies.
"...anyway, that's my 0.02 toasters"
(with apologies to Niel)

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