Music To Code To (was "Most In Need of Positivity" Award)

David Cantrell david at
Sun Aug 13 14:22:14 BST 2006

On Sat, Aug 12, 2006 at 05:22:11PM -0700, Dan Sully wrote:
> * Andy Wardley shaped the electrons to say...
> >SlimServer++ for being Open Source
> >SlimServer++ for being written in Perl
> >SlimServer++ for using CPAN Perl modules
> >SlimServer++ for using TT generated web interface
> >SlimServer-- for including *all* 19MB of the CPAN modules it uses
> >I can understand them bundling everything for people who want a
> >one-click install and don't know (or care) anything about Perl.
> >But I would have thought it was safe to assume that someone downloading
> >the Perl source would know how to use CPAN or could follow a simple
> >'install Bundle::SlimServer' instruction.
> Unfortunately not. Many of our users are brand new to *nix, and haven't a
> clue of what to do. The endless number of Linux distributions out there
> (especially those with broken perl/modules such as FC), make it even harder.
> I wouldn't want to foist configuring CPAN on these people in addition to the
> learning curve they've already put themselves in.

Likewise with rsnapshot.  While I *can* expect the users to be at least
somewhat Unix-savvy, I still don't think it's reasonable to expect them
to configure and install modules.

David Cantrell | top google result for "internet beard fetish club"

comparative and superlative explained:

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