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Re: [opensuse-factory] Re: initrd -> initramfs
On Fri, May 08, 2020 at 10:15:10AM +0200, Richard Brown wrote:
But how do you rationalise your perspective above that alternate views
should be respected, at the same time that both you and Olaf are
dismissing the view that change is not a bad thing?

Change - as an abstract term - is not good or bad per se. Each change
brings some benefit (or at least it should, to be seriously considered)
and usually also has some negative side effects. Whether you say "Each
change is good because change is progress, progress is good, mkay..." or
"Each change is bad, I want everything to stay as it was.", it's equally
wrong. Instead, each change should be considered for its positive and
negative effects and weighted carefully if the benefits are worth the
trouble (or harm).

In this particular case, the benefit is making the file names more
formally corect and the cost is actual harm for real people and their
systems. Of course, you are well known for your disregard of people
using packages or repositories not belonging to the distribution and for
discouraging such practice. But your view is far from universal and
breaking such systems is a problem which outweights the benefit of
formal file name corectness by far.

Michal Kubecek
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