userlocal.com: Interview with James Simmons AKA TheGhost, creator of linuxmafia.org
Nov 23, 2000, 17:40 (0 Talkback[s])
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"<keskoy> How long as Linuxmafia.org been
<TheGhost> About two years. Linuxmafia
didn't start as a package site. At one time it was one of the only
slackware sites besides the slackware.org, which the guy would not
update, so we started this one. We just had some simple howto's,
msg boards, mailing lists -- at one time we had over 1000 email
list subscribers, which really isn't bad for a single purpose site.
It may be three years now come to think of it, since I know I am
half way through my second renewal of the domain name. We moved to
a package site after slackware.com came on-line and pretty much put
us out of a job :D."
"<keskoy> Is there a process you go
through to check the packages? If so do you reject many?
<TheGhost> Yes, I try and check them all
if I can, I mainly check the permissions and install locations and
also docs. We do reject alot from people due to all of those
problems. I don't have much time to actually install them all to
see if the actually work or not. That would be alot of packages to
"<keskoy> What will be the domain
name of your new site and when can we expect it to be up?
<TheGhost> Linuxpackages.net -- it's
going to be a few months, the back end is going to be pretty
massive to make it work."