Play it again, sam
Posted Apr 14, 2005 6:56 UTC (Thu) by hisdad
Parent article: Fedora leaves a vast legacy
I've been using Rh since 5.X.
I've still got sites running 6.X that will never be upgraded, since they are running Xenix software.
When I started deploying linux for more general mail/internet use I used, 7.0, 7.1,7.2,7.3, 8, 9
Then I just blew a fuse. No way could i hope to update and maintain these sites. For while I just sat and suffered, then I heard about gentoo.
It was NOT an easy transition. Nor is it entirely painless in operation. The recent postgresql 8.0.2 was a kick in the ghoulies.
Even so, I have a dozen gentoo sites doing a system level upgrade weekly.
Every month I log in and do manual upgrades for other software, but with 'screen' this is not a problem.
Gentoo is not universally appropiate, however I'm off the hamster wheel of RH updates (same comment for all the others i've not tried)
Self updating software is great!
I think back on RH like I think of bell bottemed jeans, Fun, but really!
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