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Re: Why Linux, Why Debian

On Fri, 13 Feb 2004 14:58:38 +0100, Wouter Verhelst <wouter@grep.be>
>Op vr 13-02-2004, om 00:09 schreef Manoj Srivastava:
>>  5) Are upgrades easy for the BSD OS's?
>They're both not really difficult, but they're certainly not as
>convenient. On Debian, it's just a matter of "apt{-get,itude} update &&
>apt{-get,itude} upgrade", which takes a few minutes; whereas the
>recommended way to do an upgrade on a BSD OS involves recompiling the
>entire system (at least, the "world"). That tends to take a long time (a
>matter of hours at least, even on recent systems).

... and it needs a complete toolchain present on the target system.
With Debian, it is perfectly possible to operate a server systems
without a compiler present. To do these things with a BSD, much more
effort is necessary.


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