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To: "Dooley, Ryan " <dooleyr@...>
From: drobbins@g.o
Subject: Re: First impressions
Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2001 17:25:27 -0700
On Sun, Jan 07, 2001 at 05:05:18PM -0600, Dooley, Ryan  wrote:

> 1) I noticed that there were a few things in /usr such as man,
>    info, doc, etc. that under the fsstnd should be in /usr/share.
>    Was this intentional?

Of course it was intentional :) However, we do plan to gradually move
towards FHS 2.1 compliance, so we'll be using more of /usr/share in the
future.  Compatibility symlinks will probably exist as well.

> 2) Why use /opt?

Well, it too is part of FHS 2.1, and is a good way to modularize major optional
subsystems like KDE and GNOME.

> 3) Any chance of getting Kerberos in the base system?  Here at
>    the university of missouri, we use kerberos and were quite
>    pleased when RedHat started to ship with kerberos bundled.
>    I believe that kerberos is no longer governed by export
>    restrictions in the US.  I could be wrong though and I guess
>    that would be the reason.

I'd love to add Kerberos to the base distribution; however, since I don't use
Kerberos I'd don't think I'm the one to do it.  I would definitely support
the addition of Kerberos 5 to Gentoo Linux if anyone would like to tackle
the project.

> As soon as I get more time, I'd definatly contribute to gentoo.  I
> think this is a solid idea and I'd like to see that gentoo suceeds!

Thanks very much and we look forward to your contributions!

Best Regards,

-- 
Daniel Robbins					<drobbins@g.o>
President/CEO					http://www.gentoo.org 
Gentoo Technologies, Inc.			

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