[linux-elitists] Mailman Must Die
Fri Oct 26 23:43:06 PDT 2007
In the immortal words of James Sparenberg <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> On Friday 26 October 2007 08:31:56 Teh Entar-Nick wrote:
> > Matthew Galgoci:
> > > > Really? You can configure it not to completely bomb out your
> > > > dist-upgrades?
> > >
> > > Really!
> > [...]
> > > Red Hat, Inc
> > Somehow I doubt you ever do dist-upgrades. You probably reinstall your
> > boxes from scratch every time you need a newer copy of firefox.
> Gentoo! (sorry couldn't resist.)
Ah, Gentoo does have its advantages. Basically, you can upgrade every
package on the system (the equivalent of a dist-upgrade) every day if
you feel like it without worrying about it. The caveat is, you can't
be a moron about setting it up. I also like the fact that you can
emerge multiple packages at once, unlike apt-get which enforces a lock
on dpkg so you can't spawn multiple concurrent instances.
And,'tis true, RPM-based distros are notoriously brittle when
upgrading. (I am still using RHEL 4 for a production box somewhere,
even though I would benefit greatly from features of RHEL 5, because
I don't want to risk the upgrade until I can set it up on a new box!)
Does anybody have success stories about version jumps using RPM-based
Sat Oct 27 02:26:24 EDT 2007
The Moon is Waning Gibbous (98% of Full)
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