So I saw this post at http://www.debian-administration.org/
Now the post itself is not very clueful, but since the site’s webmaster is the only DD I happen to know in meatspace I thought I might add a comment to it. And there came the trouble, one after another:
- If you block the site’s cookies, you can’t comment.
- If you don’t block the cookies but only post a link to this page, it’ll get caught by the spam filter. Why a link to an official Debian package page should get caught by the spam filter of a Debian-related website is a complete mystery to me.
- If you try again, the website gently reminds you that you are a spammer now. And no, it won’t let you post another comment on the site, evar.
- Unless you create an account, of course.
Ironically, the original post was made anonymously. And not, I can’t be bothered to open up yet another account for yet another website.
Anyways, to give you the clue: Instead of using that dirrrty dirrrty script the article’s author has provided, you could simply apt-get install ifrename. Users of etch or unstable might want to use aptitude instead of apt-get, of course.