On Tue, 20 Mar 2001, David Cantrell wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 20, 2001 at 05:48:25PM +0000, Michael Stevens wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 20, 2001 at 05:38:09PM +0000, David Cantrell wrote:
> > > Then they deserve to be hurt.  Really.  We can't possibly support
> > > dribbling idiots, and frankly, I have no wish to do so.  If someone is
> > > scared by a .tar.gz extension then they have no business installing
> > > software.  Even if just for their own use.
> > 
> > I thought one of the goals of this project was to support "dribbling
> > idiots"?
> Idiots maybe, but not those who are sooo lacking in necessary skills that
> they are scared by gzipped tarballs.  Don't forget, these morons are
> going to have to know how to get the files to their server, do the
> appropriate chmodding, tweak config variables in the script - if you're
> clueless enough to be scared off by .tar.gz then you're guaranteed to
> fail anyway.

I don't know - maybe in your inexperience you have a windowsy perl book
(there are some out there) or a poor cgi book to work from that never
mentions tgz or .tar.gz - its an additional obstacle - they'd only go an
use MSA.


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