On 3 Sep 2004, at 13:31, Kevin Brennan wrote:
>> They don't come any freer than Debian, in the speech and beer senses,
>> and of course the apt package management and dependency handling
>> is the original of the species from the POV of automatic updates.
>>>> The only issue I'd have with Debian is the installation is generally a
> more hassle and kernel rebuilds are required , typically RH installs
> from CD with good support for most off the shelf servers (currently
> poweredge 1750's). I have never used Debian but I've good things about
> but what about the stability of packages released to apt servers,
> would they
> be as reliably tested as RH errata used on an up2date server ?
This would be e.g. RH AS which has a bug in grep such that unless
LANG=C execution time are several orders of magnitude longer than
should be the case, a bug which they've known about since a long time,
and which has been fixed in an update for RH9?
If you feel more comfortable paying RH for updates, please feel free to
do so. However, I'm willing to bet that in best Microsoft style RH
disclaims all responsibility for any bugs in the software they
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