fedora-it community site on Ubuntu server

Jon Masters jonathan at jonmasters.org
Tue Jan 11 07:21:30 UTC 2011

On Tue, 2011-01-11 at 08:03 +0100, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> On 01/11/2011 07:35 AM, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> > On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 1:52 PM, Ralf Corsepius  wrote:

> >> Well, ... you are missing many opportunities to
> >> demonstrate/test Fedora's suitability/identify where Fedora's design
> >> lacks on servers.

> > As long as the lifecycle is as short as it is, it is not going to be
> > suitable for very many servers.
> Why? As long as updates work smoothly, all that is required to keep a 
> server alive is an occasional reboot after updates.

Without meaning to upset that apple cart too much...the reality (on
servers, such as mine at home) is that updates don't always work
smoothly, there are far too many of them, and the churn is high. The
Server SIG is a nice idea, but at the moment it's not practical to run
Fedora on a server. I'd like to use it for my own personal stuff, but I
need something that is going to last a couple of years, with only
occasional syncing of security fixes, not 6-12 month re-installs.

You're free to run Fedora on your server, and more power to you.


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