On Tue, May 07, 2002 at 01:20:07PM +0100, Liam Bedford wrote:
> when I were an SA, yes, I tried to read the mailing lists for most of the
> products we used (apart from Apache and Samba IIRC).
>> but the S/N ratio is generally low unless you're on the -announce lists.
>> nowadays, I let Debian do the hard work, and run apt-get update regularly.
hm, that works for developers, but production admins have different
concerns. it's ok if my box crashes from time to time if it's on
the cutting edge, or (on the flip side) if it doesn't have the latest
performance/limits enhancements. that's not true for a production system.
in addition a production admin has very specific requests: how does
postgres version x interact with glibc version y? which driver/nic
combo gives the best stability/performance? before installing new
package foozle, what are the alternatives; which seems most likely to
stick around; which one will the distro vendor use?
kevin at suberic.net "Adding manpower to a late software project
fork()'ed on 37058400 makes it later." -- Brooks Law
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