[oclug]Req: Help with choosing a distribution for a co-located web server.
bb at L8R.net
Wed Apr 2 17:51:20 EST 2003
On Wed, 2 Apr 2003 15:31:45 -0700 (MST)
Ian Wormsbecker <i.wormsbecker at uleth.ca> wrote:
> > Not as powerful or as encompassing as apt-get, but yes.. it will
> > install a security update.
> > Then again, so will a bunch of wget commands with grep and bash
> > scripting run together ;P I shouldn't make fun, urpmi does seem to do
> > some
> > dependancy checking, but just don't confuse it with the power and
> > might of apt.
> > Nothing is close yet.
> Gentoo's emerge is very powerful. I would wager it is as good as apt, if
> not more powerful. The ability to install software, including
> dependencies, while also choosing exactly what facilities you want
> compiled in is very very powerful. One of the reasons I have turned to
> Gentoo is this very feature. It is trivial to get, for example, exim
> with mysql support on Gentoo. This is non-trivial on Debian. Although I
> still love debian, I find this feature very nice in Gentoo.
Making up pretend distros and features won't help you.
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