Debian or Ubuntu?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at
Mon May 12 18:17:54 UTC 2008

Steve Lamb wrote:
>> Can you give an example of something that is worse in Ubuntu than Debian
>> for servers?  That is, if you didn't already have Debian would there be
>> a reason to use it?
>     Upgrades.
>     In the past 10+ years every Debian upgrade that fails was 100% my own
> fault.  For example, the last one was because I started off with Progeny
> and later swapped over to base Debian without removing all of the
> Progeny custom packages.  I can't blame Debian for not knowing that the
> kernel that ended with -progeny could be replaced, can I?
>     On the other hand in the past ~2 years of *buntu (KU specifically) I've
> had at least 2 upgrades go kaplooie when a fresh install worked fine.

It's probably been more than 10 years since I tried debian, but as I 
recall their first few installers and updates weren't that great either. 
Could this just be a matter of experience and likely to improve on the 
Ubuntu side?

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at

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