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Re: Using source code for debian; compiling debian

> On Wed, 5 Nov 1997, Bruce Perens wrote:
> > Several hundred of the Debian packages will compile automaticaly. A number
> > of them will not, and require a bit of hand tweaking.
> > 
> > You can't install _all_ debian packages, as many of them conflict with each
> > other. For example we distribute at least 4 web servers, and you'd only want
> > one.
> I think this is a major shortcoming of the debian package
> system.  Why wouldn't I want to run two different web
> servers?  Two packages that provide the same functionality
> don't need to be mutually exclusive.  Likewise, I'd very
> much like to see support for multiple concurrent package
> instances.  This is key for migration in a production
> environment.  It goes without saying that its a must for a
> development environment.  It would require rethinking quite
> a few things though.

Actually, you _can_ run all 4 web servers at the same time.  I just checked, 
they don't conflict.  You can't have more than 1 MTA though.  I suspect this 
is because they all provide /usr/bin/sendmail and other conflicting files for 
Proudly running Debian Linux! Linux vs. Windows is a no-Win situation....
Igor Grobman           igor@debian.org                 igor@digicron.com 

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