etc alternatives craziness
res at ausics.net
Wed Nov 18 03:23:37 UTC 2009
On Tue, 17 Nov 2009, Ray Leventhal wrote:
> When you run *any* packaged based system (Ubuntu, Debian, RH, CentOS,
> etc...) you need to stay with packages for installations wherever
> possible. Why? Because things tend to break when you don't, as you've
I like his ascertion of the dictatorship by making it used, but I'm a
> I understand your desire to work with newer versions of things than are
> in the repositories. That being said, try Slackware, Gentoo or others
> which rely on an administrator's ability to build from source.
Slackware does release packages already built you know :) But tehy are
built true from source and not hacked/butchered or more to hte point,
distro-ised, which is why I run nothing but Salkware on servers and
anything for mission critical.
> Then again, as all this is open source, you can feel free to build a
> system all by yourself and have exactly what you want...though making it
> all work together is more of a PITA if you ask me.
Thats the KEY, the freedom to do what you want.
"What does Windows have that Linux doesn't?" - One hell of a lot of bugs!
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