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From Dan Brickley <>
Subject Re: Mahout + BigDataR Linux
Date Thu, 03 May 2012 16:42:55 GMT
On 3 May 2012 18:34, Ted Dunning <> wrote:
> Thanks for including Mahout.
> As a point of strategy, wouldn't have better to just build a debian package
> repository and a script for installing packages?  That would allow people
> to use their own debian or ubuntu based distros for their own special needs
> such as hardware virtualization or special kernel modules and still get the
> benefits that you are offering.
> Otherwise, you are sentencing yourself to a life of hard labor keeping up
> with kernel updates and such.

I was about to ask the same question... why a whole distro? Unless the
whole thing is a highly-tuned and unusual setup, some install scripts
are often good enough.


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