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
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