On Fri, Jan 09, 2004 at 01:00:03PM -0700, Thomas Spuhler wrote:
> Has anybody been able to install it on Mandrake 9.2
> I'll get into a dependency hell when trying to make an rpm.
> The main problem is to get freetype 2 that will install w/o dependency
> problems
well, here is the ditz's take on it, but especially with linux, you need
to be really careful about the names.  mandrake and freetype might
always have issues, for the simple matter of why they chose the names
they did.  the names dont work well together.  mandrake would be a
completely different idea than freetype; neither one being a bad idea

redhat is so much like what you might expect from something wearing a
red hat.  one time stable installation.  wait a long time.  then
reinstall.  well chosen aliases so that if you change distributions, you
will at least miss them.  carefree night on the town in a red hat, or to
the rescue.  maybe an old lady with a good recipe who is also wearing a
purple dress?  i think redhat is sort of like america and what is good
about it.  you might not prefer this however.

debian is a bunch of guys contributing.  oh, i am sure there are some
girl contributors also, but many more guys.  ian started it for his
girlfriend debbie.  one of debians big issues is that debbie has lots of
boyfriends now.  they talked me into running sid, so i could get
netscape3 back (it is the same as making me dress risque so that i can
go ballroom dancing) then they broke something so it doesnt work.  I
call it all dressed up and no where to go.  very very much like having
one or a million boyfriends.  i see no difference.

i have no idea what the gentoo people are doing.  same with knoppix.

the thing i wish i had done was to build my own from scratch.  the linux
people have been racing with windows for so long now, i should have done
this in 1999.  it seems like a huge project now.

mandrake and gimp have always had a weird relationship; i really think
it is the names.

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=mandrake&r=67 the root is
poisonous.  i am sure that little bits of it might be beneficial.

gimp, well.  not named after a poison; at least not to itself.


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