let’s disable pdiffs already!

published 2013-11-27, last modified 2019-02-04 in tag debian

Richi’s post about the pdiff-by-default agony resonates with me a lot.

On EVERY Debian installation I have ever done in the last few years, without any exceptions, I have turned off pdiffs. Even on all the oddball cases (Raspberry Pi, account on a remote machine, …) where I don’t run my install-configs script, I have ended up turning off pdiffs eventually, because it is just so insanely slow on modern internet connections. And by modern I mean even the DSL link my parents’ place has since 14 years.

Let’s disable pdiffs by default already.