On Tuesday 21 March 2006 00:08, Adrian von Bidder wrote: > On Saturday 18 March 2006 17:32, Roland Mas wrote: > > Thaddeus H. Black, 2006-03-18 16:00:11 +0100 : > > > It appears that to have a Enterprise Grade Debian Distribution, we > > > need a SPOC [ed.: Single Point of Contact?] team which can address > > > Enterprise demands quickly. > > > > Yeah, and its members should have pointy ears and a puzzled raised > > eyebrow. > > Nah, a fancy letterhead, a certfied logo program and very high fees should > suffice. > You guys are good at making fun. But is that all ?? Forgive me if I've not done my homework but IMO Debian Policy sucks. I had installed Debian Sarge at one of my client's location. The machine serves as a NAT and does Web Content Filtering. The machine has Intel 1000MT NIC. Now, there was a known issue with those cards with e1000 driver upto kernel 2.6.11, IIRC. Sarge shipped with 2.6.8. Now the Debian policy says _only_ security updates are allowed to Debian Stable. Fixes like Feature Enhancement of Hardware Bug Fix aren't part of Debian Stable. So what do you people suggest in such cases: 1) Intel 1000MT NIC sucks, throw it away ? 2) Unh! Why don't you change to Debian Unstable ? 3) Buddy! We are all volunteers. Go and roll your own kernel with the patches ? 4) Wait! That hardware isn't officially supported by us. Build only machines which are known to work with Debian Stable? I ended up going with point number 2. But really, next time I might think of another distribution before deployment. Thanks, Ritesh -- Ritesh Raj Sarraf RESEARCHUT -- http://www.researchut.com "Necessity is the mother of invention." "Stealing logic from one person is plagiarism, stealing from many is research."
Description: PGP signature