[ic] Interchange on Debian
jamie at versado.net
Tue Oct 12 14:05:18 EDT 2004
> If you aren't totally settled on Debian, I suggest you give Gentoo a
> try. Perl is installed with threads or not by setting a single flag,
> and there is an ebuild for interchange although it isn't yet in
> portage. 'emerge interchange' installs interchange along with all
> dependencies, including perl modules. It works really really well.
Don't want to start a distro war, but although we seriously considered
Gentoo, we felt that it's approach of continuous upgrade was a bit too
bleeding edge for use on servers.
Debian is stable; has a long (maybe a bit too long ;)) lifecycle; has a
well established community; is easy to upgrade between releases; and is
The only other ones that we seriously considered were CentOS and White
Box Linux which are attractive because they are Redhat based (which we
know), have a (theoretical) 5 year lifespan, and are free. However their
long term future is uncertain and we felt it was prudent to go with a
more established distribution.
Jamie Neil | <jamie at versado.net> | 0870 7777 454
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