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Old 06-23-08, 07:48 AM   #32
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Default Re: linux makes me masochistic

More fuel into flames.

Originally Posted by Absolution View Post
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.
Switch to Debian and learn to run "aptitude update && aptitude safe-upgrade". Done. If you need to compile stuff yourself for whatever reason, there are two things you can blame. Customer and the distribution.

Originally Posted by Absolution View Post
I'm sure if you have physical access, its a lot easier than just using ssh to do everything.
Physical access changes very little. You can do virtually everything over SSH with very little fuzz.
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