[clug] Old linux distros and support - why I like debian

Kim Holburn kim.holburn at anu.edu.au
Tue May 4 02:18:55 GMT 2004

On 2004 May 4, , at 11:49 AM, Martin Pool wrote:
> On  4 May 2004, Kim Holburn <kim.holburn at anu.edu.au> wrote:


>> I've seen this on my network a number of times.  It is made worse by
>> commercial distros that time out maintaining security patches and
>> distros where patching is not automatic or requires some manual
>> configuration changes.  I know SuSE updates used to mess with /etc/
>> files on occasion and break important things.
> Interesting point.  On the other hand, I hate that Debian packages ask
> configuration questions during installation.  It means that you cannot
> count on doing unattended upgrades.

???  Debian asks you questions during installs but not during upgrades 
that I've noticed.

Kim Holburn
IT Manager, Canberra Research Laboratory
National Information and Communication Technology Australia
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