[oclug] Re: Redhat Alternatives
Gilles J. Seguin
segg at infonet.ca
Mon Nov 17 11:21:40 EST 2003
Brian Barber wrote:
> 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.
Are you comparing the time difference of the update for the
workstation runnning debian with the update for the
RedHat-Oracle server ?
I do hope that a testing phase exist for the redhat server.
With added comments on the update:
- is it critical
- is it invasive(does enough testing has been done).
solving one problem and creating two others.
> 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.
May be the sensible thing to do,
- does the kernel has the PIE option,
- does glibc is involve,
- is prelink libraries used.
What version of the RedHat distribution, are you talking about.
> -----Original Message-----
> 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.....).
distro of choice
- for what kind of user.
- for doing what
- what are you expecting ?
I can understand/feel why some users may like it.
Motivation is "they like controlling the machine".
> > 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, these days.
Have you experience update to critical packages that were not fast
enough, which ones.
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