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Absolution 04-23-08 03:01 PM

linux makes me masochistic
 
Every security update, every patch where you need to recompile. Every kernel update (biggest thing). Incompatibilities on kernels, on libraries. Libraries not being found even though I just compiled the files (nfnetlink_queue). ./configure failing, make failing, libtool not adding the library files correctly.

General nuances: updating apache? well, you may as well update php too, well your updating php, probably should update mysql for the new libraries. there goes 45 minutes. I wouldn't test RPM files with my life. Don't get me started with selinux.

The main reason for linux imo is a stable server environment. This is very true, it is indeed stable, but jeesh, I think I'll change to windows next time i order a dedicated box.

Oh ya, its redhat rhel 5 - meh. I think im going to go ritualistically cut myself. . . . ^_^

I'm sure if you have physical access, its a lot easier than just using ssh to do everything.

uOpt 04-23-08 03:27 PM

Re: linux makes me masochistic
 
Recompiling to update on REL?

Sure, man, whatever.

The moment you call ./configure for security updates you need to go back RTFM.

Redeemed 04-23-08 11:01 PM

Re: linux makes me masochistic
 
Ubuntu FTW. :p

Absolution 04-24-08 07:00 AM

Re: linux makes me masochistic
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by uOpt
Recompiling to update on REL?

Sure, man, whatever.

The moment you call ./configure for security updates you need to go back RTFM.

was speaking about php/apache/etc

uOpt 04-24-08 12:31 PM

Re: linux makes me masochistic
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Absolution
was speaking about php/apache/etc

So? You should have binaries for your distribution.

I don't see people complain about the fact that they have to compile their Windoze updates ;)

Zelda_fan 04-24-08 01:25 PM

Re: linux makes me masochistic
 
linux truly does suck doesn't it?

Redeemed 04-24-08 01:43 PM

Re: linux makes me masochistic
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Zelda_fan
linux truly does suck doesn't it?

Well, if all you do is game then, yes. But for everything out side of gaming it is rather usefull.

Trying running Ubuntu 7.10 or even the 8.04 Beta. You'll be surprised how functional and easy to use it really is. ;)

Fackamato 06-06-08 07:30 AM

Re: linux makes me masochistic
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Zelda_fan (Post 1637498)
linux truly does suck doesn't it?

Windows truly suck, doesn't it?

Q 06-06-08 08:40 AM

Re: linux makes me masochistic
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Fackamato (Post 1674073)
Windows truly suck, doesn't it?

Windows does suck, but not nearly as much as know-it-all Linux users.

The ONLY place I ever see the term "RTFM" is in Linux circles.

Fackamato 06-06-08 08:53 AM

Re: linux makes me masochistic
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Q (Post 1674110)
Windows does suck, but not nearly as much as know-it-all Linux users.

The ONLY place I ever see the term "RTFM" is in Linux circles.


How can you be so ignorant? If Linux would be everyone's OS, "no one" would know Windows, and would be told to RTFM. So it (would) go both ways.

Of course it's a legitimate answer many times.

Linux is free. No one messes with my PC, it's MINE. DRM prevents you from playing back your files on whatever you want. Windows is married with DRM down hard.. no way I'm putting Vista on my PC ever. I'll be on Linux (and happy because everything just works out of the box, no need to fiddle with warez and extra programs to do stuff) until Windows 7, and then see if that's worth "getting".

bacon12 06-06-08 11:42 AM

Re: linux makes me masochistic
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Q (Post 1674110)
Windows does suck, but not nearly as much as know-it-all Linux users.

The ONLY place I ever see the term "RTFM" is in Linux circles.

I bet I have posted more than 5000 times in replies to helping someone with their linux install in various forums, and I never have said that.

You just aren't on the right forums Q ;)

ragejg 06-06-08 12:09 PM

Re: linux makes me masochistic
 
Oh, this turned into one of THOSE threads? :firedevil


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