[Novalug] Arch linux impressions?
robert at kuropkat.com
Tue Mar 13 11:02:37 EDT 2012
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Didn't really think about it until this statement, but does anyone run
PHP apps on any distro with the rolling release philosophy? I have an
Ubuntu 9.x VM I won't update because I have Moodle installed on it (PHP
& MySQL). My experience with PHP is nearly EVERY release other then
very minor ones will break nearly every PHP app out there. Since PHP is
so common for web based apps like content management, etc. it seems a
rolling release style would be a constant headache (for a machine
running PHP based apps). I've run into apps that often have multiple
releases based, not on the OS distro, but on the PHP version you are
FWIW, other apps occasionally do this as well. PostgreSQL recently
busted up a whole lot of things because the PostGIS libraries underwent
a radical, non-backward compatible over haul.
Just curious because all this Arch Linux talk has piqued my interest. I
never worked up the guts to try Gentoo, so maybe Arch Linux...
On 3/12/2012 2:28 PM, Omari Norman wrote:
> None of this is a big deal if you like the Arch way of always keeping
> your installed packages up to date. Of course, if you like having the
> latest software, this is not a big deal. I don't really care all that
> much about having the latest of everything (wow, new dhclient version
> is out, can't wait, I'll put that in right after I install this new
> liblzma) so the constant updating gets old. For me there is Debian stable.
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