Subject: RE: Things That Suck About pkgsrc, part 3
To: None <tech-pkg@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Keith Lewis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/17/1998 08:56:55
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> I agree that we want to have easy to use tools. I'm just saying that
> smit is a piece of crap and should not be used as a model for
It may be a `piece of crap' but I for one have very fond memories of
Some years ago management bought two AIX boxes. Thankfully long
since disposed of. But I had to manage them. I was therefore forced to use
I didn't like it. I don't like GUI's at all.
But SMIT had one lovely feature. It kept a record of all the
commands *it* had issued in response to my pushing puttons.
I was able to see that list of commands, look up the man pages and
quite quickly stop using smit.
It taught me what I needed to know.
Please. If you must have a GUI, don't let it deny users the
opportunity to learn.
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