Debian vs. FreeBSD as a Web Serving Platform, Part 2
Posted Mar 5, 2005 12:05 UTC (Sat) by tzafrir
Parent article: Debian vs. FreeBSD as a Web Serving Platform, Part 2
For debian all the packages are part of the "system". All of them have to conform to the Debian Policy and are maintained by the security team etc.
When I install a Debian package I normally expect it to have sane defaults, to put files in expected location, etc. even if the upstream package is more hostile and requires much more documentation reading.
I don't know FreeBSD, but from my understanding (and from reading the above two stories) it seems the same basically applies only for the base system and not for the packages in the ports collection.
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