Debian or Ubuntu?

Steve Lamb grey at
Wed May 14 07:25:07 UTC 2008

Steve Lamb wrote:
> On Mon, May 12, 2008 10:10 am, Les Mikesell 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.

[ Snip ]

>     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.

    Case in point.  I decided what the heck, 7.10 isn't running the games I
want to run, let's bump up to 8.04!  Put Hardy into apt's sources.  aptitude
update. aptitude dist-upgrade.  About an hour and a half later I go to reboot.
   Pick 2.6.24 out o the list.  Nope, kernel panic, can't load my partitions.
 Ooook, fall back to 2.6.22 which is what 7.10 had.  The oh-so-unhelpful
whirling bard of death.  For 5 minutes.

    7.10 to 8.04, machine unbootable, no clue as to why.  Verdict.  Horrible
upgrade.  I'm going to have to reinstall just to get my game machine up and
running again.

         Steve C. Lamb         | But who decides what they dream?
       PGP Key: 1FC01004       |   And dream I do...

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