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Re: [suse-security] SUSE 9.0 Pro Production Quality?



YAST2 and Swaret (Slackware) are the two best package update utilities known 
to man. Don't kid yourself otherwise.

On Friday 10 September 2004 12:30, Mark Tinka wrote:
> --- Eric Kahklen <eric@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > The reason I mentioned apt-get was that from what
> > I've read and heard,
> > it provides a very consistent and stable package
> > management system...
>
> quite the contrary, i think.. i've had the opportunity
> to use apt-get earlier in the year, to upgrade my 8.2
> laptop with some later packages.. it broke a lot of
> stuff in KDE.. including OpenOffice, MPlayer, Kmail
> e.t.c... i could go on..
>
> for a production system, i wouldn't recommend apt..
> while it looks attractive because the more recent
> packages, i'd prefer sticking with the updates SuSE
> have seriously audited and adapted for the current
> system you are running.. it's a huge risk to use apt
> for your production system.. the last thing you want
> running is the latest Linux-2.6 kernel unchecked by
> SuSE...
>
> as for workstations, if you use Linux (and not vendor
> W) as your primary daily work tool, i wouldn't
> recommend apt either, except for very specific
> packages.. problem with apt is that it may have
> several dependencies that may cause the system to
> break..
>
> use apt on a box you just play with, at home or
> something.. or maybe where it's built for, Debian.. i
> wouldn't touch it on my SuSE boxes..
>
> Mark.
>
>
>
>
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