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Re: Why Linux, Why Debian

On Fri, 20 Feb 2004 23:39:27 +0100, Toni Mueller <toni@debian.org>
>On Fri, 13.02.2004 at 23:00:19 +0100, Marc Haber <mh+debian-devel@zugschlus.de> wrote:
>> ... 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.
>This is not quite true because you _can_ roll binaries on one system
>and then distribute them to others. "make release", or "make package",
>if it's a port.

That's what I'd call "much more effort", counting that Debian's
package dependencies are a lot more sophisticated.

Also, Debian handles binary package distribution much better. One can
have his own aptable archive and feed all productive servers from is,
using Debian's native mechanisms.


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