[Newlug] Who is the President
john at hyperbolix.net
Mon Jan 5 08:44:04 CST 2004
Good suggestions, as I hadn't considered the ease with which one can
upgrade Debian, but I also remember some horrible times I had with
Debian when the upgrade system didn't work just right because of
dependency issues. Honestly though, I've already decided on SuSE and
just thought a good old distribution war would bring life to the list
(which is exactly what it did.) Sorry for being manipulative :). Does
anyone have any real questions?
- J. B.
On Jan 4, 2004, at 6:57 PM, Eric Cunningham wrote:
> For a corporate server room, development workstation or anything too
> remote to fix, I would agree with you. Don't automate a full upgrade.
> For what I pictured as a small PC in your parents closet running with
> minimal services, this wouldn't be a problem. We blindly upgrade
> machines all the time and I would trust the debian stable team over
> Microsoft any day. My parents had a smtp/firewall running unattended
> 4 years before I finally replaced it with a wireless access point.
> If this is a desktop however, it's an entirely different argument and I
> wouldn't recommend debian.
>> the friendly gentoo dev chimes in with `emerge rsync`
>> Having a machine automatically upgrade every package that has an
>> available is never a good idea.
>> On Sun, Jan 04, 2004 at 04:37:18PM -0600, Eric Cunningham wrote:
>>> Debian is where package upgrades shine. It doesn't get much easier
>>> apt-get update
>>> apt-get upgrade
>>> And it can be automated so your mom never has to touch it.
>> "The key to foreign policy is to rely on reliance."
>> George W. Bush
>> November 1, 2000
>> Quoted from the Washington Post.
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