[ILUG] Favourite flavours
davidd at sponge.xevion.net
Mon Jul 12 15:40:02 IST 2004
Quoting Michele Neylon :: Blacknight Solutions (michele at blacknightsolutions.com):
> My understanding of gentoo is that everything needs to be compiled. That
> would make it unsuitable for hosting anything, as you would need to
> recompile every time you needed to patch.
Well, security wise, you have to trust that patch first, then your
Most places I know which use linux extensively fork distros,
or at least create their own packages. They maintain the source
errata, plus they can apply their own patches every time
something is being built. This is, from the medium scale up, a hell
of a lot easier to maintain than doing some type of binary
patching from some upstream source.
In this case, any distro can do it. The only
question is what you would be more comfortable with I think.
What do you know best? Debian and Redhat would probably
be good choices, why not install both? if you have some
old hardware, or use some type of VM to play around and
see what you think yourself.
> Needless to say if uptime isn't an issue then playing with this kind of
> thing might seem like a good idea, though I wonder who would want to pay
> somebody who didn't take uptime seriously.
> Mr Michele Neylon
> Blacknight Internet Solutions Ltd
> Tel. +353 59 9137101
> Irish Linux Users' Group
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