repeat after me: the article title length does not matter. putting long, unbreakable strings of text (like, say a url) into the article lead is, however, a different matter.
as mike750 pointed out, the latest pam
packages in debian's unstable are hosed. luckily, i noticed
it before logging out of the two machines i had upgraded,
and was able to copy a fixed pam_unix.so into place.
(basically, "apt-get source libpam0g; cd pam-0.72;
./debian/rules setup; perl -pi -e "s/sgaddset/sigaddset/"
./debian/rules build; sudo cp
this is the second time i've gotten screwed by pam breaking on an upgrade. the last time i had to fix it by abusing nfs. apparently the maintainer doesn't do a lot of pre-release testing, which is rather unfortunate for a part of the system that can make it very difficult to get into your system when it falls over.
other than that, debian is the bee's knees, of course.
i just have to wonder if it hurts to be involved in a heated database. it actually sounds rather refreshing, although perhaps not this time of year. maybe a couple of months ago, when it was a little colder.
i find it very disappointing that the gnu file utilities can't handle urls (speaking webdav under the hood, perhaps), and that gnu tar doesn't just automatically detect the compression type instead of making people remember whether bzip2 is 'y' or 'I' or 'j' or whatever this week.
sure, you can fill in the gaps with things like curl and wget and cadaver and remembering the magic bzip2 flag, but it just seems like someone isn't pushing the command-line interface forward when cp still doesn't understand urls.
bratsche, it could just be that people that are fanatical to a type of music (or a specific band) are fun to tweak. (and in my experience, exposure to music breeds appreciation, and exposure to fanatics breeds contempt.)
there's also a lot to be said about the effect of peer groups on musical tastes, of course. (in both directions. there's a herd of people who are fanatical about britney spears music, and the corresponding anti-britney herd. it's barely about the music in both herds, and they're both annoying.)
(what's this got to do with open-source? s/music(al)?/software/; s/band/vendor or license/; s/britney( spears)?/microsoft/.)
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