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SEUL: Re: SEUL distribution?

On Mon, 12 Jan 1998 omega@seul.org wrote:

> George Bonser wrote:
> > I think it might be a better idea to concentrate resources on the
> > one currently available completely free Linux distribution and
> > improve it rather than further fragment the community with yet
> > another distribution.
> Our goal is not to fragment the Linux community, but to join it
> together.  Our plans include working very closely with as many groups
> as we can.  We do not want to simply write more software, we want to
> coordinate with existing groups to get this project done as fast as
> possible.
> We have been talking with several other groups, namely the slightly
> later e-Linux and Linnet projects, discussing the possibility of a
> shared underlying distribution.  If we can construct a single base
> distribution quickly, and build our own tools, we both win.  More
> importantly, though, *Linux* wins.

why not pick a subset of debian as your base distribution? more than
the debian base disks but less then the full distribution. modify the
packages as appropriate for your needs.

then users of seul would be able to install any .deb package out of
the debian archive in addition to .deb packages from the seul dist. in
effect, the debian ftp site would become a 'contrib' section for your

debian has always been intended to be a good base from which other
distributions can be built...


craig sanders