[oclug] Re: Redhat Alternatives
brianbarber at myrealbox.com
Thu Nov 13 10:03:25 EST 2003
I agree with Brad (and no, we don't have to punch each other in the head to see if agreeing feels better or worse than that.) :) I use a workstation running Debain stable at work for managing the RedHat-Oracle server and other stuff, and Debian updates are routinely more quickly published than Red Hat. As an added bonus, I have been able to apply the Debian updates without ever taking the box down. I have had to reboot the Red Hat server after certain updates.
From: Brad Barnett <bb at L8R.net>
To: oclug at lists.oclug.on.ca
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 09:50:47 -0500
Subject: Re: [oclug] Re: Redhat Alternatives
On Thu, 13 Nov 2003 09:23:36 -0500
"Patrick O'Halloran" <pat_ohalloran at hotmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 12 Nov 2003 16:50:48 -0500, Chris Herrnberger wrote:
> > 2b. Security updates are available and again automatically udpated
> > should this be required.
> I'd like to thank everyone so far for your input on a Redhat
> alternative. So far it seems Debian is the distro of choice (I thought
> at least someone might suggest Gentoo.....). Anywhoo, if I do decide on
> Debian, what are response times typically like for obtaining updated
> packages when vulnerabilities are announced? (ie. ssh, sendmail, and
> other critical packages.....)
> Thanks again for your input!
Debian is very quick about this for its stable distro. Most distros are,
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