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Re: Ranter or evangelist?



On Mon, 20 Jul 2009 08:04:14 +0500 (GMT-5), gilpel wrote:

> > On Sun, 2009-07-19 at 19:22 -0400, gilpel altern org wrote:
> >> Since I wanted to make sure I'd have all components needed to have
> >> a nice working MPlayer system, I just installed pretty much
> >> everything that was suggested. Had I looked more closely, I would
> >> have deselected anything with the name xmms in it because I knew
> >> how much trouble xmms has meant to me in the past. But a pure
> >> newbie wouldn't know. So, IMO, Pirut shouldn't suggest to install
> >> xmms when installing Mplayer.
> >
> > The system can't really make magic decisions that a user is doing
> > something dumb, e.g. wildcarding, in a too simplistic manner.  Users
> > need to learn not to do wildcarding without due care.  Usually, they
> > learn that through committing mistakes.
> >
> > *You* asked for it, you got it.  It's not its fault.
> 
> Absolutely not. I didn't change Pirut, Pirut, Pirut -- did you read
> Pirut? -- default settings.
> 

Back when you first joined this list, you mentioned getting some rpms
from rpmfind. Is it possible that is where the mysterious xmms stuff
came from?

-- cmg


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