[lug] RedHat 9?

John Hernandez John.Hernandez at noaa.gov
Tue May 27 09:35:24 MDT 2003

On Friday 23 May 2003 05:04 pm, Nate Duehr wrote:
> Normally I'd agree, but in some environments, there's simply no chance for
> downtime.  (Sad, but true.  Maintenance time is not planned nor provided.)
> Having the ability to do a complete upgrade with all that's left is a
> couple of things it warned you about and a reboot -- is a pleasant
> experience if working in that type of environment.

In these environments, I tend to prefer Debian too, but it has nothing to do 
with apt's dist-upgrade capability.  Debian's release cycle seems more 
conducive to keeping an older release in production.  I find that in most 
cases the original OS distribution will outlive a server's purpose or 
performance limitations, provided you can still get security patches.


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