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skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Tue Jan 11 15:48:22 UTC 2011
On Tue, 2011-01-11 at 08:35 +0100, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> Seriously: As first step, I usually try to slim down server
> installations to the "absolutely required minimum" - This alone keeps
> off a lot of the churn and of the potential breakage.
> Also, I don't "automatically install updates", but am installing them
> during "manual maintenance". I am experiencing occasional issues with
> updates, but am rarely experiencing serious ones.
Agreed on both of those. That is the only way to keep sane.
> Admitted, the 6 months re-installs are annoying, but the 3-4 years
> release-cycle of RHEL is the other extreme end.
> That said, I can relate to people who are neither choosing Fedora nor
> RHEL, because Fedora/RH doesn't offer a middle-ground.
the middle ground has been discussed many times before. 18-24 months
would be a good spot to have for a release lifespan and less pkg churn -
possibly even less pkg selection.
But I'll give you long odds on the likelihood of that happening.
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