[Mageia-dev] Viviane, automated system to test installer

Thierry Vignaud thierry.vignaud at gmail.com
Sun Aug 28 22:20:27 CEST 2011

On 28 August 2011 20:30, Margot <margot at otfordduckscomputers.co.uk> wrote:
> I'm not a coder or packager, so didn't understand most of the code,
> but I enjoy a good puzzle. I think this is the clue in the code:
> 'users' => [
>                    {
>                      'icon' => 'default',
>                      'realname' => 'Myrddin Wyllt',
>                      'uid' => undef,
>                      'groups' => ['dialout'],
>                      'name' => 'merlin',
>                      'shell' => '/bin/bash',
>                      'gid' => undef
>                    }
>                  ],
> Viviane is one of the many names for the Lady of the Lake. Maybe
> not many Mageia packagers have studied Arthurian legend? :-)

That's for the romanised legend.
There's no viviane/namue in the welsh/breton legends.
That's middle age invention when christianizing the pagan legends
(introduction of the holy grail, downfall by eve as viviane, ...)

Though Myrddin Wyllt (Merzhin in breton) does be part of  the original
legends[1] used by the writers...

[1]  as a old foul man living nude in the cold at top of the trees, being
      driven mad by the number of deads at battle

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