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good shit [Mar. 19th, 2001|02:09 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
still workin' on the freevote server move.
debian rules. redhat sucks.
i'd told marcus that earlier, but now he's convinced too.
working on the debian system's a joy.
working with redhat is like ... the worst of all pains.
I used to hate those debian elitist bastards that shoved debian in my face at any possible moment, but it's so justified... go try debian out on a spare computer. you'll fall in love, too.
marcus went and got jack in the box.
that, and pizza earlier .... damn good eatin' today
going to oregon tomorrow with kenji, amy and blythe.
gonna visit my parents than go to the beach for a few days
i have several packages (including the lj-stan server) on their way.... hope they show up before I leave
ripping my whole (old) CD collection ... because I hadn't ever ripped all of them, and some of my old rips/encodings weren't great.... back in the early days of audio extraction on shitty IDE cd-roms, before they supported it natively.
that is all.
back to workin'.

[User Picture]From: kvance
2001-03-19 01:22 pm (UTC)

Re: How long?

I ran debian for a few months on the laptop. The install process was plenty easy. Since I've been through three OpenBSD installs, any Linux distro installer is quite friendly :)

To me, the package manager wasn't any better than redhat's. It still had broken dependencies, I had to reinstall once when I completely destroyed my packages, etc. The "apt-get upgrade" sounds great, but by the time the package maintainer has posted the new package, I've probably already downloaded and installed the next version. Plus, because of bandwidth, I usually don't upgrade unless there are horrible bugs.

Once I got the packages installed, the system worked fine. But for all that effort, I probably could've rolled my own in the time, init scripts and all. My new machine is probably going to be distro free.
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From: piman
2001-03-20 07:54 pm (UTC)

Re: How long?

Having once rolled my own distro (Hee hee, remember? Baked GNU/Linux? Hee hee...) I can say it's a lot harder than it looks, and you'll almost certainly end up looking substantially like whatever base you used.

Plus such a system builds up cruft like a fucker.
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