A couple of rants about Launchpad

Colin Watson cjwatson at ubuntu.com
Mon Mar 9 16:50:37 GMT 2009

On Mon, Mar 09, 2009 at 12:44:31AM +0000, David Gerard wrote:
> 2009/3/9 Christopher Chan <christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk>:
> > Great. apt-get not supported? Now that means if I have a hundred
> > desktops to look after, I am going to have to go round to each one,
> > login and then start the upgrade process. Even if the upgrade process is
> > flawless, this means any huge rollout will be a major pain in the neck
> > to maintain.
> Trying to make Ubuntu Server more like Windows Server?
> Seriously. How can they offer a server version with the command line
> tools officially deprecated?

We don't; I hate to say it but this is pretty much a textbook straw-man
argument! It disappoints me how quick people are to infer the worst
possible conclusion from what one person says on a mailing list; the
real state of affairs is rather more subtle than that, and I've
elaborated further in a separate reply.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]

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