Re: Packaged Kernel

Neptho T. (
Sat, 25 Jan 1997 22:16:27 -0800 (PST)

On Sat, 25 Jan 1997, W. Reilly Cooley wrote:
> Perhaps I am missing the problem as you are stating it. Are you of the
> belief that I'm talking about a large package that needs to be installed
> any place other than /usr/src/linux/scripts? I don't think it would be
> much of a task for a user (as root, indeed) to untar and ungzip a file
> with some scripts, docs, and such. I don't think it is difficult at all.

Indeed, it would be most simplistic if the people would RTFM, but from
the majority of my experience, they just dont.

> and know nothing about computers. (Sometimes I think that avoidance of
> these damned things demonstrates superlative facilities of reason...) I am
> quite sure that neither John Stewart Mill or Plato knew what a Bourne
> shell is, yet we would be hard pressed not to consider them "intellegent".

If you really want to take it to this level, of course not... unix is only
as old as woodstock...

man 5 humor (kinda)

> Wil